OUTREACH LIBRARIAN SERVICE
March 2011 - Issue 3, Supplement 1
NUTRITION & DEMENTIA
This fact sheet provides an overview of recent evidence relevant to Nutrition and Dementia in hospitals
and information on how the “Outreach Librarian Service” can support you to keep up-to-date.
Arsenault, LN; Matthan, N; Scott, TM; Dallal, G & Lichtenstein, AH (2009)
Validity of estimated dietary Eicosapentaeonic Acid and Docosahexaeonic Acid intakes determined by
interviewer-administered food frequency questionnaire among older adults with mid-to-moderate cognitive
impairment or dementia.
American Journal of Epidemiology: 170 (1) 95-103
Clarke, L (2009)
Improving nutrition in dementia through menu picture cards and cooking activities.
Nursing Times: August 2009: 105 (30) 16-18
Cowdell, F (2010)
Care of older people with dementia in an acute hospital setting.
Nursing Standard: 24 (23) February 10-16, 42-48
Freund-Levi, Y (2008)
Omega-3 supplementation in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease: Effects on neuropsychiatric symptoms.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: 23 (2), February 2008, 161-169.
Freeman, C; Ricevuto, A & DeLegge, MH (2010)
Enteral nutrition in patients with dementia and stroke.
Current Opinion in Gastroenterology 26: 156-159
Gaskill, D (2008)
Malnutrition prevalence and nutrition issues in residential aged care facilities.
Australasian Journal on Ageing 27 (4), December 2008, 189-194.
Hines S, Wilson J, McCrow J, Abbey J, Sacre S (2010)
Oral liquid nutritional supplements for people with dementia in residential aged care facilities.
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, December 2010: 8 (4) 248-251
Holmes, S (2010)
Importance of nutrition in palliative care of patients with chronic disease.
Nursing Standard: 25, 1, 48-56 (Learning Zone)
Kelson, E & Curtice, M (2010)
Counting the cost: Dementia on hospital wards.
Alzheimer’s Society: 15th October 2010 13:17
Lee, Y; Back, JH; Kim, J; Kim, S and Na, DL (2010)
Systematic review of health behavioral risks and cognitive health in older adults.
International Psychogeriatrics: 22 (2) 174-187
McCormick, SE (2008)
The efficacy of pre-thickened fluids on total fluid and nutrient consumption among extended care residents
requiring thickened fluids due to risk of aspiration.
Age and Ageing: 37 (6) November 2008, 714-715
Modi, S (2010/2011)
Perspectives of community members regarding tube feeding in patients with end-stage dementia: Findings
from African-American and Caucasian focus groups.
Omega: 62 (1) 77-91
Morley, JE (2010)
Nutrition and the brain.
Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 26: 89-98
Nazarko, L (2008)
Malnutrition: Identification and treatment.
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants: 2 (6) June 2008, 279-282.
Palecek, EJ; Teno, JM & Casarett, DJ (2010)
Comfort feeding only: A proposal to bring clarity to decision-making regarding difficulty with eating for
persons with advanced dementia.
Scheltens, P (2009)
Nutrition and dementia.
European Journal of Neurology: September 2009: 16: Supplement 1 (3-4)
Small, GW (2008)
Beyond standard ant-dementia therapies: Diet, exercise, socialization and supplements.
CNS Spectrum: (October)13: 10 (Supplement 16) Expert Current Opinion
Solfrizzi V, Frisardi V, Capurso C, D'Introno A, Colacicco AM, Vendemiale G, Capurso A, Panza F (2009)
Mediterranean dietary pattern, mild cognitive impairment, and progression to dementia
Archives of Neurology: July 2009
A. Thompsell (2010)
Force fed with hysteria: Oral feeding difficulties and dilemmas in dementia
Journal of Dementia Care Vol. 18 No. 2 Mar/Apr ’10 pp. 10-11
Volicer, J (2009)
Can dietary intervention help in management of problem behaviours in Dementia?
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging: 13 (6).
Webster, J (2009)
Nutrition in hospitalised patients.
Nursing Older People: 21, 10, 31-37
How can I help you?
Literature search service
I can offer an expert, in-depth literature search service to help you locate the evidence on any health
If you want to learn to navigate the wealth of available online healthcare information and how to search
databases more effectively, the ‘Trust trainer’ can offer timetabled hands-on training sessions or can
provide customised one-to-one support. Telephone: 0121 424 0583 or email:
Current awareness services
If you need to keep up-to-date on a particular topic I can advise on suitable RSS feeds and help you set up
article alerts from the major healthcare databases.
Whilst many good quality resources are freely available, most full-text journals and the main bibliographic
databases (e.g. Medline and CINAHL) require an Athens username and password. To register for an
Athens login go to www.athens.nhs.uk
The Library web pages contain detailed information about library services and training opportunities, online
request and registration forms and several guides on key online resources and evidence-based websites
The Outreach Librarian is located in the education centre at Heartlands Hospital, on the first floor, next to
Telephone 0121 424 2503 (42503) or email: [email protected]