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Nutrition-related Problems in Older Adults
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What supplements do older adults need an increased intake of?
What type of diet do older adults need?
What can diminished sensation of taste and smell result in with older adults?
overuse of sugar and salt
What suggestion can you use for older adults to season their food instead of salt?
herbs and spices
What can tooth loss and poorly fitting dentures in older adults cause?
vitamin deficiencies and constipation
What factors contribute to nutrition-related problems among older adults?
-decreased sensation of taste and smell
-tooth loss and poorly fitting dentures
-fast food consumption
-trouble carrying heavy groceries
-extensive use of meds
-decreased ability to perform ADLs
-loneliness, depression, and boredom
-geriatric failure to thrive
Describe geriatric failure to thrive
complex syndrome including under-nutrition, impaired physical functioning, depression, and cognitive impairment
Why are older adults at more of a risk for dehydration than younger adults?
they have less body water content than younger adults
Why might incontinence be increased in older adults?
urine becomes more concentrated and irritating to the bladder and urinary sphincter
How many glasses of water a day do older adults need?
What are s/s of dehydration in older adults?
-delayed skin turgor
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