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Helping older people avoid malnutrition 

  Good nutrition is vital for a healthy life. But as people age, they can undergo changes that prevent them from receiving the nutrition they need. As a consequence, malnutrition is common among older people. Poor nutrition can have a multitude of negative effects on older people, including weakening their immune system, increasing the risk of infection, preventing wounds from healing, and making muscles weaker, and thereby increasing the risk of falls. Factors causing older people to have lower nutritional...
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Nestlé Health Science are advancing nutritional therapy to change the approach of managing your health. Behind their pioneering company are people who are driving breakthroughs and innovating for impact. Nestlé Health Science are exploring new territory and breaking new ground in areas such as GI, critical care, surgery, oncology, healthy ageing, food allergy, obesity, brain health and pediatrics. They are changing the way doctors think about meeting the nutritional needs of patients, and the way patients and consumers manage their own health.

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Ngaire Hobbins, ‘What is the role of nutrition in dementia?’

Ngaire Hobbins, 'What is the role of nutrition in dementia?' Good nutrition is essential to the aged care experience, but a person living with dementia may struggle to communicate their needs. As care providers, it is vital to recognise their needs are being unmet, and facilitate options that ensure mealtimes are an enjoyable experience again. Hear from Ngaire Hobbins as she shares expert insight from her career as a specialist dietician in gerontology, as part of the Nestle Health Science...
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Nutrition & Hydration: Considerations for Those Living with Dementia

Dementia is more than just memory loss. What people may not realise is that dementia is a collection of symptoms that can vary from person to person. Every case is unique so we need to focus on the person, not the condition. However, something that can be common for people with dementia, particularly in the later stages, is malnutrition and dehydration. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) reports that malnutrition affects up to ten per cent of older people living at home...
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The Importance of Wound Management in the Elderly

With a growing ageing population and increase in chronic diseases, chronic wounds are becoming more frequent. Often occurring in the elderly, chronic wounds are defined as wounds that take more than four to six weeks to heal. Pressure ulcers, which lead to chronic wounds, can cause high degrees of pain, discomfort and decreased mobility. Older people with these types of wounds also suffer from higher death rates. Chronic wounds are a very serious and potentially life-threatening issue, so it is...
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