Priority 15 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can we help, treat and support those with mental health issues, or dementia, or those who refuse to eat, and how does their mental wellbeing impact on nutritional status? (JLA PSP Priority 15)
Overall ranking 15
JLA question ID 0085/15
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Jackson J, Currie K, Graham C, Robb Y. The effectiveness of interventions to reduce undernutrition and promote eating in older adults with dementia: A systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 2011;9(37):1509-50.

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Effects of malnutrition on the onset of dementia ~ How do people with medical conditions seek appropriate clinical nutrition, those who cannot eat or take in sufficient oral nutrition? ~ I would be interested to see which approaches in the community help people living with dementia to eat well. One of the biggest challenges we find is finding solutions for dementia-related eating problems. Research into dementia friendly crockery, prompts, and the way we can support people in general seems limited. ~ What foods are good for mental health by providing the essential building blocks of a healthy neurochemistry?
Submitted by  8 x healthcare professional, 1 x carer, 1 x patient 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0085
PSP name Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 81  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 June 2019