Jul 30, 2015 · 6. Health Consequences of under and over Nutrition in Older Adults. Older people are vulnerable to malnutrition which is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Increased falls, vulnerability to infection, loss of energy and mobility, poor wound healing and confusion are reported consequences of undernutrition.Cited by: 18. Older adults with chronic illnesses are especially at risk for poor nutrition, which can happen because of bad eating habits, loss of appetite, and decreased access to healthy foods because of limited mobility, money, or time. Importance of good nutrition for older adults. Poor nutrition increases your risk for serious health problems.
Older persons are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. Moreover, attempts to provide them with adequate nutrition encounter many practical problems. First, their nutritional requirements are not well defined. Since both lean body mass and basal metabolic rate decline with age, an older person. Older people often fail to manage their nutrition properly when life deals them a blow. The term we use is "malnourished" because the body isn't getting the right foods in the right combinations to mainTextTexttain health. The result is loss of energy, a depleted immune system, confusion and memory loss. Downward Spiral of Malnutrition.
Dec 06, 2017 · Schematic depiction of how nutrition influences cognition and emotion. Overeating, obesity, acute high-fat diet consumption, poor early-life diet or early life adversity can produce an Cited by: 12. Feb 26, 2015 · For many people in middle age or older, simple acts of forgetfulness like these are scary because they raise the specter of Alzheimer's disease. and poor sleep that can lead to memory Author: Mary Elizabeth Dallas.