Evaluating and Managing Nutrition for Geriatric Patients

Malnutrition is a major concern in the United States, whether it’s undernutrition or overnutrition. As of the year 2000, 22.9% of patients between 60 and 69 years old were consider obese, while over 15% of those over the age of 70 fell into the same category. On the opposite side of the spectrum, between 30% and 60% of older adults were undernourished, receiving only two-thirds of the recommended dietary allowance. At the beginning of 2012, Clinical Geriatrics ran a series on nutrition in the elderly population. From vitamin supplements to diets, all the information you may need for managing and maintaining the nutrition of your geriatric patients can be found in this series. To assess the current state and needs of your patients, check out the final installment of the nutrition series.

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