Impaired colour contrast sensitivity in Alzheimer’s disease; malnutrition common in elderly inpatients; improved nutrition facilitates better health. Care home data suggest increased food intake for cognitively impaired people when food served on coloured plates. Not assessed in hospital inpatients. Assessed impact of blue crockery on food intake; subgroup analysis in those with cognitive impairment.
Confused patients ate significantly less than others, but improvement across all patients with blue crockery was achieved, and also demonstrated in those with confusion.
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