Tag Archives: Elderly Malnutrition

Potential Harms From Polypharmacy in the Elderly (BBC News / Age UK / EJCP / Bazian / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary An Age UK report investigates the potential harms of over-prescribing medicines for older people. Older persons often remain on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side-effects, potentially resulting in falls and other forms of serious harm. … Continue reading

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Pharmacists’ Interventions to Promote Quality of Life and Healthy Ageing (PHE)

Summary Interventions which can be provided by pharmacy teams to help older people lead more independent lives and improve their health are listed, including those directed towards: Preventing falls. Dementia Physical inactivity. Social isolation. Malnutrition. Full Text Link Reference A … Continue reading

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Oral Health in Older Adults: a Review of the Literature (OBM Geriatrics / BBC News)

Summary A detailed literature review covers the relationship(s) between oral health, nutritional status and quality of life in older adults. Effective management of oral health problems helps to prevent or reduce malnutrition / undernutrition. It plays an important role in … Continue reading

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Exploring Changing Terminological Usage in Frailty Research (PLoS One)

Summary A recent review used textual analysis to investigate changes in the patterns of keywords found in frailty research publications over four decades. Full Text Link Reference Kim, Y. [and] Jang, SN. (2018). Mapping the knowledge structure of frailty in … Continue reading

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Review of Feeding Support for Hospitalised Adults at Risk of Under-Nourishment (Cochrane Database / JGCR)

Summary A systematic review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of nutritional support for improving clinical outcomes in hospitalised adult patients at risk of disease-related malnutrition. It was already known that roughly 30% of patients in Western European hospitals … Continue reading

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Malnutrition on Hospital Wards and in Care Homes? (BBC News / ONS / JGCR)

Summary Data from the Office for National Statistics indicates that malnutrition and / or dehydration were factors contributing to the deaths of 828 patients in hospitals and care homes in England and Wales during 2015. The following piece explores the … Continue reading

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Support For People With Dementia in Eating and Drinking Well (Bournemouth University / Burdett Trust for Nursing)

Summary Researchers at Bournemouth University have announced the release of a workbook and training film, entitled “Eating and Drinking Well: Supporting People Living with Dementia”. These resources have been developed from the Understanding Nutrition and Dementia Study (funded by the … Continue reading

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Variable Standards of Hospital Dementia Care in England (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society may have found further evidence of poor and variable care in a review of acute hospital care for dementia patients. Their report is based on Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, to which not all Trusts were … Continue reading

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Little Change in the Quality of Hospital Care Experienced by Older Patients? (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary An Age UK report, based on research from the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics (LSE), indicates that one fifth of older people in hospital in England are not treated routinely with respect … Continue reading

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SCIE Dementia Gateway: Useful Dementia-Related Information Resources (SCIE)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has produced, and maintains, an uptodate and impressively broad collection of links to dementia-related websites and information resources. A wide range of topics and themes in dementia care are covered, including: Dementia-Friendly … Continue reading

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