Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people
Evidence & Practice    

Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

Louise Nash Dietician, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, West Yorkshire, England
Nick Bergin Dietician, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, West Yorkshire, England

A literature review found an association between increased falls risk and malnutrition, sarcopenia, vitamin D deficiency and dehydration. Strategies to identify, prevent and treat these conditions can help to reduce falls risk in at-risk groups such as frail, older people. Nurses can reduce falls risk in older people by raising awareness of risk factors and embedding nutritional strategies in local falls reduction strategies.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2018.e1016

Correspondence

Louise.nash@anhst.nhs.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 10 November 2017

Accepted: 13 February 2018

Published online: 13 March 2018