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Nurs Clin North Am. 2017 Sep;52(3):433-445. doi: 10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.005.

Nutritional Problems Affecting Older Adults.

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Department of Nursing, Gonzaga University, 502 East Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99258, USA. Electronic address: crogan@gonzaga.edu.

Abstract

Nutritional problems, such as malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance, are multifaceted and complex issues for older adults. This article describes these potential nutritional problems and then discusses evidence-based assessment strategies and treatment modalities that target these problems. Micronutrient deficiency is explored and evidence-based supplementation discussed. Many factors contribute to weight loss and malnutrition in older adults. These factors are classified as social, psychological, and/or biological. Addressing these issues and the influence of oral health on food intake are imperative to enhancing the overall quality of life for older adults.

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Anorexia of aging; Cachexia; Dehydration; Malnutrition; Oral health; Sarcopenia

PMID:
28779824
DOI:
10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.005
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