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Eating Habits and the Older Adult (02:09)


An expert discusses USDA dietary guidelines and necessary food intake for the older adult.

Exercising, Nutrients and Aging (02:41)

One sure way to help maintain a healthy weight as one ages is by exercise. An expert discusses a proper food pyramid to ensure correct nutrients for older adults and unnecessary caloric and fat intake.

Sodium and Deficiencies Older Adult (01:14)

High sodium intake can lead to several medical problems; intake should be less than 2300 ml per day. A decreased sense of taste often leads to high sodium intake and nutrient deficiencies can occur.

Protein, Calcium, Vitamin D, and the Older Adult (03:20)

An expert discusses proper protein, calcium, and vitamin D requirements for older adults. Tips for proper intake are provided as well as a discussion about the risks of osteoporosis.

Iron Deficiency,Vitamin A, and the Older Adult (02:04)

For older adults, anemia can lead to neurological problems. Poor diet increases the risk for Anemia. Vitamin B12 foods can help eliminate iron deficiencies and vitamin A is good for eyesight and skin nutrition.

Fluid Intake and the Older Adult (02:39)

The average adult uses approximately 2 1/2 quarts of fluid a day. An expert discusses possible reasons for improper fluid intake and dehydration. She also offers tips to encourage fluid intake.

Nutritional Choices and the Older Adult (04:05)

Older years bring about lifestyle changes that affect how, what, and when one eats. An expert lists common physical changes, and discusses how chewing, and swallowing difficulties can affect food intake.

Practical Suggestions for Food Preparation and the Older Adult (01:24)

Physical limitations can present challenges to eating for older adults. An expert offers tips on how to overcome these challenges with adaptive devices.

Pressure Ulcers, Healing, and the Older Adult (01:25)

Skin breakdown can affect individuals with limited mobility; prevention is key to avoiding infections. If one occurs, adequate protein, fluids, and vitamins can help with the healing process.

Lifestyle Changes and the Older Adult (01:39)

It is important to evaluate an individual's capabilities to shop and care for themselves. An expert offers suggestions for encouraging proper meals.

Credits: Nutrition for the Older Adult (00:32)

Credits: Nutrition for the Older Adult

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Nutrition for the Older Adult

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This program explains what it means to “eat right,” examines the special nutritional requirements of older adults, and considers food-related health concerns that can affect nutritional status later in life. In addition to detailed food and fluid guidelines for healthy living, the following are addressed: nutrient deficiencies common to the aging adult; malnutrition-related conditions such as osteoporosis, anemia, and dehydration; and physical and mental factors that may contribute to an unhealthy decrease in food intake. Ideal for nursing assistants in long-term-care facilities and for home health aides. Designated for 2 contact hours of continuing nursing education. A viewable/printable facilitator's guide is available online. (24 minutes)

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL43819

ISBN: 978-1-61733-735-2

Copyright date: ©2006

Closed Captioned

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