Impact of Deficient Nutrition on Health Condition of Persons with Dementia

Velija Katica, Nadžida Mlaćo, Amela Katica, Jasmin Katica
2017 Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B  
Dementia is a loss of mental ability (ability to think, remember and make logical conclusions) which, in principle affects normal everyday life of a person. Dementia is not a disease but a group of symptoms that may cause different diseases. Symptoms include change of behaviour, character and unexpected changes in the mood. Poor quality of nutrition affects significantly the intensity of dementia. Balanced diet that meets healthy safety standards and requirements will satisfy the needs of an
more » ... the needs of an organism for vitamins and minerals and special attention should be given to intake of folic acid, vitamin B12 and minerals zinc and selenium. Intake of omega3 fatty acids is a source of fuel for blood vessels, particularly for the ones of the nervous tissues.
doi:10.17265/2162-5263/2017.11.006 fatcat:cljnl7ni7rc7tmbalriw6zl62e