Oral nutritional supplements : Are they an effective intervention in people living with dementia? Download a pdf. of the article to read.

Increasing nutritional intake and preventing weight loss by using oral nutrition supplements (ONS) in people living with dementia is not as simple as it sounds. Whether ONS are even indicated as an effective intervention is open to debate.

The link below takes you to an article I wrote for Network Health Digest (NHD) which is the UK’s only independent monthly magazine for nutrition and dietetic professionals. In the article I describe the evidence and reasons why one must be cautious in using oral nutrition supplements in people with dementia.

Online article link:

Oral nutritional supplements : Are they an effective intervention in people living with dementia? (NHD, 2017, pages 19-24), by Lee Martin MSc RD

After you have read the article you can complete a CPD exercise by answering the questions linked here.

There are however many things that can be done to improve the effectiveness of ONS as highlighted in the table below. More information on these aspects are discussed in the article.

Oral nutritional supplements : are they an effective intervention in people living with dementia ?

A pdf. version of the article is also linked below and by clicking the image. Oral nutritional supplements : Are they an effective intervention in people living with dementia? Download a pdf. of the article.

Oral nutritional supplements : are they an effective intervention in people living with dementia ?