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An overview of appetite decline in older people

28 May 2015

Nursing Older People


Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional...

Managing malnutrition in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 February 2021

Nursing Standard


The prevalence of risk factors for malnutrition has increased during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. These risk factors include various symptoms...

Providing patient education on portion control and healthy eating

25 March 2021

Nursing Standard

health promotion

Maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet is essential to support optimal health and well-being. However, rates of overweight and obesity in the UK and...

Open AccessImproving the provision of nutritional care for people living with dementia in care homes

12 August 2020

Nursing Older People


Issues with eating and drinking are common in all stages of dementia but are most prevalent in the middle and late stages of the condition. This can lead to...

Promoting and supporting healthy eating among nurses

05 June 2020

Nursing Standard


Maintaining a healthy diet is important for health and longevity. Many diets are recommended for their health-promotion properties. Despite their role in providing...

Managing malnutrition in older adults in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

07 April 2021

Nursing Older People

healthy ageing

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in the number of older adults in the community who are at risk of malnutrition. Vulnerable groups include people...

Mealtime solutions

26 June 2007

Nursing Standard


The use of a simple red tray for meals has made a real difference to nutrition for vulnerable patients in trusts across the country