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Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition

Lots of different factors can contribute to malnutrition. Some conditions (such as COPD and dysphagia) can make it difficult to eat and get enough nutrients. This can lead to disease related malnutrition, a condition that develops when a person’s diet doesn’t give them the right amount of energy (calories), protein and other nutrients. Poor appetite, taking lots of medications, and motor dysfunction are just a few contributing factors to malnutrition, which can affect people of all ages. If someone is malnourished, they’re likely to be less active, to use more medication, have more falls, to need more care and to be at greater risk of pressure ulcers if spending long periods in bed. It’s much harder for a malnourished person to fight off infections or minor illnesses than it is for a well nourished person. Good nutrition can help prevent complications arising from seemingly small health problems, and helps people stay strong and healthy. Learn more about how to recognise and support patients with disease related malnutrition or frailty below.

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The Emerging Trend of the Plant-based Diet

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Rosie Martin, RD
15 mins
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Individualised nutritional care - a role for plant based medical nutrition

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Anne Holdoway and Dr Rebecca Stratton
25 mins

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Tackling malnutrition in the community to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs

E-learning | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Nutricia Academy
1 hour
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Screening for Malnutrition using 'MUST'

E-learning | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Nutricia Academy
45 mins
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Podcast Series by the PCPA: The role of the Pharmacist in managing malnutrition

Podcasts | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Graham Stretch, Samantha Cudby
25 mins

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Empowering patients to achieve good nutritional care. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Emily Walters and Rachel Power
35 mins
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High protein nutritional support - more important than energy?

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Anne Holdoway
20 mins
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How to manage frailty and malnutrition using a holistic MDT approach

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Sanjay Suman & Dr Sanjeev Rana
39 mins

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RCNi Webinar: A Nurses Guide to Individualised Nutritional Care in Practice

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | RCNi, Claire Campbell & Dr Anne Holdoway
1 hour 58 mins
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PCPA Podcast: Nutritional Support in Care Homes

Podcasts | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Graham Stretch, Adeline Suek Teng Low, Charlene Giovanelli-Nicolson
30 mins
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BAPEN Breakfast Symposium: The Importance of Individualised Nutritional Care

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Fionna Page and Mary Phillips
1 hour 3 mins

Nutricia Annual Congress 2023

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How to survive the NHS

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr. Phil Hammond
48 mins
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Plant-based medical nutrition - New evidence on outcomes for the patient

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Corbin Griffin
32 mins

Nutricia Annual Congress 2022

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An interactive case study on the use of a peptide-based ONS

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Anna Julian
40 mins
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The Topol Digital Fellowship. What does this mean for dietitians?

Recorded webinars & presentations | Faltering Growth in Infants & Children | Aaron Boysen
45 mins
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Writing a business case - Rupert Allen's tips for success

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Rupert Allen
37 mins

Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021

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Covid 19 recovery - The role and relevance of nutrition. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Anne Holdoway, Dr David Strain
42 mins
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Empowering patients to achieve good nutritional care. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Emily Walters and Rachel Power
35 mins
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Making the right choice when prescribing oral nutritional supplements. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Ruth Tapparo, Kayennat Toofany, Robyn Collery
1 hour 16 mins
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Nutritional intervention in early alzheimers disease: Lipididiet clinical trial 3 year results

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Tobias Hartmann
14 mins
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Nutritional intervention in early Alzheimer's disease: Mild Cognitive Impairment - A clinical perspective

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Prof Bernadette McGuinness
29 mins

High protein nutritional support

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High protein nutritional support - more important than energy?

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Anne Holdoway
20 mins
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High protein Oral Nutritional Supplements in hip fracture patients

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Robyn Collery
15 mins

COVID-19

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Covid 19 recovery - The role and relevance of nutrition. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Anne Holdoway, Dr David Strain
42 mins
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Managing frailty in older people during a critical illness - web clinic

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Lelly Oboh, Anne Holdoway
1 hour 24 mins

The Evolution of Dietetic Practice Post-Pandemic – Nutricia Study Day 2022

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The emerging role of a PCN Dietitian

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Kayennat Toofany
50 mins
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Showcasing the extended roles of Dietitians

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Laura Clarke, Alison Culkin and Clare Lewis
70 mins


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