Nutrition support for older clients with Christine Bailey and Dr Max Gowland
Keeping active, independent and healthy are essential pre-requisites for enjoying life in later years to the full. Despite this, malnutrition, sarcopenia and dehydration are far more common in our older population (defined as over 65) than recognised. All these factors can have implications for further physical and mental ageing. Between 10-20% of over 65s have at least mild cognitive impairment. This can significantly impact on independent living.
There are particular challenges when working with older clients. They may have multiple health issues and be on multiple medications. Some may also struggle with their appetite and even their ability to swallow food; some may have a decreased interest or ability to cook and finances may be tight. For those who receive assistance from support services, it can be hard to influence the food they are offered.
This course will:
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