This Course examines the role that nutrition plays in healthy ageing and reinforces the need for ongoing assessment of an older person's nutritional requirements. Questions such as "what should older people eat?" and "why is good nutrition important as we age?" are discussed.
- Explain why good nutrition is important as people age
- Identify barriers to adequate nutrition in older people
- Describe the dietary requirements of older people
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Yvonne Coleman has worked as a dietitian for more than two decades in Aged Care, initially in the public health sector and currently as Founding Principal of Nutrition Consultants Australia. Nutrition Consultants Australia provides both a consultancy service to the Residential Aged Care Sector and is a micro publisher. Yvonne enjoys the challenge of balancing multiple medical problems with medications and nutrition