Written by Francesca Vuolo, associate registered nutritionist and currently studying MSc Nutrition and Behaviour.
The UK has an ageing population. We know that ageing leads to biological, physical, psychological, and social changes which can impact overall wellbeing. Multiple factors can influence a person’s mental state (3).
Written by Tracy MacInnes, Registered Dietitian and BDA Policy Officer for Scotland
I’m delighted to be supporting UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (5th – 12th Oct 2020) and the work of Eat Well Age Well who are launching their #TimeForChangeScot campaign highlighting their 4 Calls to Action to create meaningful change for older people to eat well, age well & live well in Scotland.
Written by Caroline Mitchell-Wemyss, Care Manager, Dementia Post Diagnostic Support (NHS Fife)
Nutrition is not often the first topic that comes to mind when we think about dementia care. Understandably, it can take a back seat to other concerns such as change in memory, mood and independence. Despite this, I often work with people experiencing difficulty in maintaining good nutrition due to cognitive change.
Under-nutrition in older people has many faces. With implications of the pandemic and recent lockdown, we can observe shielding and isolation becoming the main challenge in the 65+ population as numbers shows that 93% of those at risk of malnutrition live in the community.