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dc.contributor.advisorFrost, Marionen_US
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Jennifer
dc.creatorGeary, Jenniferen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:38.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:32:16Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:32:16Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-17en_US
dc.date.submitted2014-07-11T08:22:50-07:00en_US
dc.identifierhonors_theses/19en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/665en_US
dc.description.abstractDementia is a progressive psychological disorder in the elderly population that leads to cognitive impairment and can have an impact on many areas of their life, especially nutrition. It is very common to see hospitalized dementia patients not receiving proper nutrition because they are unable to feed themselves, and often are not provided with the help they need. Nutrition is often a topic that is overlooked in the hospital setting because of the narrow focus on the patient’s diagnosis that caused their admission. Dementia is also a disease that may not be diagnosed until it has progressed to later stages, with the person suffering for many years before interventions take place. This is a very important issue in nursing because malnutrition can lead to further illness and a delay of healing in the elderly, leading to prolonged hospital stays, readmissions, and reoccurring health problems in these patients. This thesis will be a review of medical and nursing journals that look at the impact of dementia on proper nutrition in the hospitalized patients and the different nursing interventions that are used to improve nutrition in these patients. I will also make suggestions for changes in these nursing interventions to improve their effectiveness. A review of the epidemiology of dementia and nutrition requirements of the elderly person will also be included in this thesis.en_US
dc.titleA Literature Review of the Negative Impact of Dementia on the Nutritional Status of Hospitalized Elderly Patientsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentNursingen_US
dc.date.displayMay-14en_US
dc.type.degreeBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleHonors Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1018&context=honors_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/honors_theses/19en_US
dc.subject.keyworddementiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordnutritionen_US
dc.subject.keywordhospitalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordelderlyen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiagnosingen_US
dc.subject.keywordtreatmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordinterventionsen_US


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