nutrition and the older adult
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nutrition and the older adult

Chris Eberhardie Senior Lecturer, Kingston University and St George’s Hospital Medical School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

The importance of ensuring adequate nutrition in older people is often acknowledged but, the evidence suggests, theory is not always matched by practice. This article describes causes of malnutrition in older adults and discusses nursing strategies to prevent it occurring.

Nursing Older People. 14, 2, 22-28. doi: 10.7748/nop2002.

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