Nutrition for the Older Adult

Nutrition for the Older Adult

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Nutrition for the Older Adult is a clear, comprehensive text that introduces students to nutrition and health promotion for older adults. Covering such important topics as the physiological changes of aging, weight and nutrition problems in older adults, nutritional assessment and support for the elderly, and diet and cultural diversity as well as exercise prescriptions for older adults, this text is an essential resource for students in the fields of nutrition, nursing, and gerontology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.Some of the physiological changes of aging include changes in height and weight distribution, decreased taste and smell, and decreased appetite (see Chapter 2). ... BMI combines weight and height into a single number. It is a useful predictor of ... A loss of 2 or more inches in adulthood is a strong predictor of ... This tool can be seen at equation/.

Title:Nutrition for the Older Adult
Author:Melissa Bernstein, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Melissa Bernstein, Ann Schmidt Luggen
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2011-01-28


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