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17. CGA in Primary Care Settings: Weight loss and nutrition issues
Nutritional status can be easily assessed, and problems can often be addressed quickly. Key questions about diet, appetite and weight should be on the menu of any Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.
Ambitions for change: Improving healthcare in care homes
This document describes the care home sector across the UK as it currently stands, how health and wellbeing has traditionally been supported in care homes and sets out what good healthcare provision in a care home environment should look like.
End of Life Care in Frailty: Nutrition
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people addresses nutritional needs at the end of life.
End of Life Care in Frailty: Dysphagia
This section of the BGS guidance on end of life care in older people looks at swallowing difficulties in the final phase of life.
Evidence based nutrition and healthy ageing- time for a paradigm shift
Dr Alicja Baczynska considers the association between frailty and poor dietary choices.
Low vitamin intake is associated with risk of frailty in older adults
Whereas the effects of protein intake to stave off frailty have been studied, the effects of specific nutrients have not, until now.
Nutritional Advice in Common Clinical Situations
The incidence of under nutrition among patients admitted to hospitals in UK is around 28% and is 25% greater in older people. Under nutrition results in longer lengths of stay in hospital. In care homes, 30% of residents were found to be undernourished.
Clinical guidelines on advance care planning, multimorbidity and winter deaths
Clinical guidelines from the BGS / RCP and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on advance care planning, multimorbidity and the risks associated with cold homes in winter.