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

E-learning | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
1 hour

Podcast Series by the PCPA: The role of the Pharmacist in managing malnutrition

Podcasts | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
25 mins

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

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
35 mins

High protein nutritional support - more important than energy?

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
20 mins

Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021

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

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
42 mins

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

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
35 mins

Making the right choice when prescribing oral nutritional supplements. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
1 hour 16 mins

Nutritional intervention in early alzheimers disease: Lipididiet clinical trial 3 year results.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
14 mins

Nutritional intervention in early Alzheimer's disease: Mild Cognitive Impairment - A clinical perspective

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
29 mins

High protein nutritional support support

High protein nutritional support - more important than energy?

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
20 mins

High protein Oral Nutritional Supplements in hip fracture patients

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
15 mins

COVID-19

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

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
42 mins

Managing frailty in older people during a critical illness - web clinic

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
1 hour 24 mins

 

 

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