Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people
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Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

Louise Nash Dietitian, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, West Yorkshire, England
Nick Bergin Dietitian, 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. 30, 3,20-24. doi: 10.7748/nop.2018.e1016

Correspondence

Louise.nash@anhst.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

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Received: 10 November 2017

Accepted: 13 February 2018