Avoiding malnutrition and spiralling ill health
Lesley Carter Registered nurse, Head of health influencing for Age UK, The Malnutrition Task Force
Nurses need to understand the causes of malnutrition in older people and help prevent its development
In a society more used to worrying about the health effects of obesity, it’s easy to overlook how serious malnutrition can be for older and more vulnerable people.
Nursing Standard. 32, 16-19, 29-29. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.16.29.s21