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Investigation of the use of energy supplements for people with dementia in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Prof Jenny Abbey, Prof Richard Fleming
Research Centre DCRC Carers and Consumers
Partner Institution Hammond Care Group
Project Description

Two systematic reviews will be conducted for this project: the use of supplements for people with dementia in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and the use of thickened fluids for people with dementia in residential care.

A Chart Audit to assess the usage of thickened fluids and supplements will be undertaken in 10 RACFs.

Focus Groups will be held to identify the problems associated with use of supplements and thickened fluids, expected benefits, amount of wastage, and reasons for patient rejection of fluids.

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