Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Nutritional changes in the elderly]

NAGY-LŐRINCZ Zsuzsanna1, ZÁMBÓ Leonóra2, MARGARITOVITS Tijana1, VARGA-NAGY Veronika1, VARGA Anita1, ZENTAI Andrea2

DECEMBER 30, 2019

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2019;32(6)

[Since population ageing is one of the greatest problem of our time, we should aim not only to increase life expectancy but also healthy life years. Ageing is considered to be a normal biological process that can be characterized by the decline of body functions contributing to the age-related changes in nutrition as well. Although the process is not necessarily accompanied by pathological conditions (such as malnutrition, dehydration, obstipation, cognitive deterioration, fragility, polypharmacy), the evolving physiological changes undoubtedly increase the susceptibility to diseases and accidents. Elderly care should be adapted to the evolving changes, and should meet the person’s specific needs. ]

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