Nutritional status is the balance of nutrient intake physiological demands and metabolic rate dimaria ghalili 2002 however older adults are at risk for poor nutrition dimaria ghalili amella 2005. Eating and feeding issues in older adults with dementia part i assessment by melissa batchelor murphy phd rn bc fnp bc faan george washington university school of nursing and elaine j amella phd rn faan medical university of south carolina college of nursing. Nutrition is an important element of health in the older population and affects the aging process the prevalence of malnutrition is increasing in this population and is associated with a decline in functional status impaired muscle function decreased bone mass immune dysfunction anemia. A nursing intervention to improve nutrition for health promotion for a vulnerable urban adult group meridell joy gracias a dissertation submitted to the faculty of. Thanks for read eating and nutrition care for older adults nursing assessment and interventions pdf
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