Colder weather is upon us, and that means that many older adults may be isolated at home. Here to talk…more.
Malnutrition in Older Adults: A Hidden Epidemic
Published May 9, 2016
Malnutrition can happen to anyone, but older adults are particularly at risk. As many as one in two older adults are at risk for malnutrition. And it doesn’t just happen to seniors who suffer from hunger, or who don’t have access to healthy food. Older adults are more likely to have chronic conditions that put them at risk for malnutrition. Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions can impact appetite, make eating difficult, change metabolism, and require dietary restrictions. This short “pocket film” covers who is at risk for malnutrition, the debilitating impact it can have on older adults, tips for identifying the condition, and how it can be treated and prevented. The film is also available in Spanish.
October 4 through 8 is Malnutrition Awareness Week. Joining Alliance Vice President of Health Education and Advocacy Lindsay Clarke is…more.
Alliance for Aging Research President and CEO Sue Peschin interviews Lindsay Clarke, the Alliance’s Vice President of Health Education…more.
Aging in Motion
The Aging in Motion (AIM) Coalition is a diverse group of patient, caregiver, health and aging groups working together to press for greater levels of research and innovation to develop treatments in the area of sarcopenia and age-related functional decline.