SCREEN: Measuring nutrition risk in community-living seniors
What is this Study about?
We want to determine if a nutrition questionnaire (SCREEN) works well to identify nutrition challenges for older adults with diagnosed memory problems, cognitive impairment or dementia when completed by themselves, or by a care partner on behalf of their cared for person.
What Will Happen in This Study?
Three study visits will occur at your home or at the University of Waterloo.
Visit 1 (1 hour): questionnaires, physical and functional assessments will be completed. A nutrition questionnaire will be administered. You will be asked to record your food and beverage intake for one day.
Visit 2 (30-45 minutes): we will review your food record. The nutrition questionnaire will be completed for a second time.
Visit 3 (1 hour): a dietitian will complete a nutrition assessment. Individualized tips to improve food intake and nutrition will be provided.
A $25 gift card or equal value gift is provided for participation.
Who is Eligible to Participate in this Study?
You may be eligible if you are:
• 55 years or older
• Read/speak English
• Live within 45km of Waterloo, Guelph or London.
AND are an:
• Older adult with diagnosed memory problems, cognitive impairment or dementia with a care partner who either lives with you, or who is in daily contact with you and would be able to support reporting of their eating behaviours
• If living in a retirement home, the older adult must have lived in their home for at least 3 months and receive 2 or more meals each day from their retirement home
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