Nutrition and Hydration in the Older Adult
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The writer discusses that the problem of under-nutrition and dehydration in elderly patients is an often under treated state which, while innocuous in the otherwise healthy elderly patient, can contribute significantly to the sequelae of multiple diseases found in many elderly patients if not prevented. More often than not, psychosocial factors play a larger role in maintaining a proper nutrition and hydration status in these patients. The writer concludes that active involvement of patients in highly individualized self-assessment, nutritional intervention and re-assessment of their own nutritional and hydration status are vital in the community setting.
From the Paper:"Good nutrition and consumption of a balanced diet are commonplace advice given to all patients irrespective of age. Nutrition and hydration are key but often overlooked parameters of health in all individuals. This is in due partly to the normal human body's ability to maintain energy and electrolyte levels at physiologically sound levels or homeostasis. Because the maintenance of a physiological state compatible with life becomes increasingly complex beyond the cellular level, a complex interaction of feedback mechanisms is in place. The objective of this paper is to present an intervention that promotes optimal and balanced food and fluid intake."
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