Type: Wetenschappelijk artikel
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Abstract / summary in English:
Eating problems are highly prevalent in older patients with dementia and as a consequence, these patients are at greater risk of becoming malnourished. Fingerfoods, snacks that can be picked with thumb and forefinger, could be used to counteract malnutrition in patients with dementia. The aim of this feasibility study was to evaluate whether providing fruit and vegetable rich fingerfoods in the form of recognizable and familiar snacks on top of the normal intake was feasible for both patients with dementia and caregivers as a means to increase patients’ nutritional status.
Keywords in English: Fingerfoods, Fruit and vegetable consumption, Dementia, Elderly, Nursing homes, Nutritional status