Malnutrition in the Elderly

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Overview

This book focuses on the problems of malnutrition in the ill elderly. It does not represent a comprehensive textbook on medical nutrition. The authors present precise strategies for detecting, preventing, and treating malnutrition. This book should be especially appealing for nutrition educators, dieticians, geriatricians, and gerontologists who are involved in improving the nutritional problems of the ill elderly.

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Reviewer: 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.
David O. Staats
This is a multiauthored review of malnutrition in older persons. 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. This book is aimed at nutrition educators, dieticians, geriatricians, gerontologists, and interdisciplinary teams caring for frail older persons. 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. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783798511668
  • Publisher: Dietrich Steinkopff
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 132

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Epidemiology of malnutrition
Nutrient intake of healthy elderly subjects based on results of the SENECA study "Nutrition and the elderly in Europe" 3
Nutritional status in ill elderly subjects 13
Physiopathology of malnutrition
Physiopathology of the catabolism associated with malnutrition in the elderly 19
Aging and water metabolism in health and illness 31
Consequences of malnutrition
Malnutrition and mental functions 43
Undernutrition and osteoporosis 49
Causes of malnutrition
Causes of protein-energy malnutrition 59
Diagnosis of malnutrition
Nutritional evaluation tools in the elderly 69
Diagnosis of zinc deficiency 83
Treatment of malnutrition
Dietary supplements and oral feeding in malnutrition 97
Tube feeding in malnutrition 105
Zinc: pathophysiologic effects, nutritional deficiency, and effects of supplementation in older people - a review 113
Prevention of malnutrition
Preventive nutrition services for aging populations 121
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