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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a multiauthored review of malnutrition in older persons.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the complexities of nutrition in older persons so that malnourishment can be prevented in some cases and detected early and treated efficiently in others.
Audience: This book is aimed at nutrition educators, dieticians, geriatricians, gerontologists, and interdisciplinary teams caring for frail older persons.
Features: The concise organization and breadth of this book are its strong points. Discussion about why malnourishment occurs, how to detect malnourishment, and ways of treating malnourishment is included.
Assessment: The complex panorama of malnutrition in older persons is well covered in this excellent little monograph. The book is chock full of useful information on assessment, pathophysiology, and implementation of treatment of malnutrition in older persons. Every medical library should have it.