Let’s talk about unintended weight loss in older people
Lesley Carter Clinical lead, Health influencing, Age UK, and programme lead, Malnutrition Task Force
It’s a myth that losing weight is a normal part of ageing, which is why nurses can help transform outcomes for vulnerable individuals in the community
Living longer means little if it’s not living well. The fact so many people are living into late old age is a cause for celebration. However, it means that, if nothing changes, there will be many older people who could become malnourished.
Nursing Standard. 34, 3, 59-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.3.59.s19