Feeding options in dementia

Nehal Ghevariya, Vishal Ghevariya, Sury Anand

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Abstract

Dementia is a disorder of complex functions of the brain affecting approximately 4 million Americans. Hedonic stimuli such as hunger and satiety are affected in dementia resulting in inability to maintain sufficient nutritional requirement. Atrophy of muscles of deglutition over time affects normal swallowing pattern and can result in serious consequences such as aspiration. Our simple algorithm will be useful for primary care physicians to approach various physiologic and artificial means of feeding for patients with this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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