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The Eating and Drinking Well with Dementia Toolkit

Winner of the 2019 CN Award for Nutrition Resource of the Year*
Based on their findings, Professor Murphy, Dr Holmes and the team developed the toolkit to provide freely available resources (a film, workbook, leaflet and guide) to deliver person-centred nutritional care in the area of dementia. The toolkit has been used all over the UK and overseas, as far afield as Australia and is the winner of the 2019 CN Award for Nutrition Resource of the Year! For more information about the CN Awards, visit:

More information about these training resources can be found below.

Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia workbook and training film

The workbook and film aim to develop knowledge and skills around nutrition and hydration to provide best-quality care that also offers an excellent CPD opportunity, which can be completed flexibly. 

Since completing the research in 2016, the resources continue to be used widely and adopted across the UK care home sector having distributed 5000 hard copies and over 2100 known downloads of the online workbook/guide to date, demonstrating impact and improvements in practice and care for people with dementia (Murphy and Aryal, 2020).

You can fill in our form to download the workbook. After completing the workbook you can check your workbook model answers (pdf 207kb).

Once you have finished reading the workbook and have watched the training video, test out your knowledge by completing our online Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia Quiz here. If you score above 9 out of 10 you will receive a certificate via email for completing this training. The quiz gives you the option to re-take it and will let you know your score on completion.

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Eating and Drinking Well Nutritional leaflet now available

Eating and Drinking Well Nutritional leaflet cover

The research team has also developed a leaflet (pdf 2.2mb) in collaboration with the Wessex Academic Health Science Network. It provides advice on how to increase food and fluid intake for people living with dementia.

Eating and drinking well with dementia: a guide for care staff

Welcome to this guide on eating and drinking for people living with dementia to help and support care staff.

Good food, nutrition and hydration are important for everyone. We know that eating and drinking can become increasingly difficult as dementia progresses. Therefore every effort should be taken to ensure that food and mealtimes continue to be an enjoyable experience and at the heart of providing person-centred care.

Order the resources

Complete the form to order downloads of Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia workbook and Eating and Drinking Well with Dementia: A Guide for Care Staff. 

You will need to complete the registration form above and thereafter you will receive an email. On receipt of this email, you can download the requested training resource (the workbook you can complete online and should you wish, you can then print it off).

Should you encounter any problems in downloading the training resources please contact:

Ageing & Dementia Research Centre by telephone 01202 962536 or email [email protected]

*The annual CN Awards were launched in 2010 by Complete Media & Marketing Ltd. (CM2) – the publishers of Complete Nutrition (CN) Magazines. CM2 do not endorse any particular individual’s, group’s, organisation’s or company’s products, services, resources, views or opinions. For further details on the CN Awards, visit: