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Nutrition for Adults & Elderly

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is a geriatric syndrome defined as the loss of muscle mass, strength and function in the elderly. It has a high clinical impact and also affects a patient's quality of life, as it leads to a decline in mobility and independence (Cruz-Jentoft, A. et al. 2010).

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Frailty and Disease Related Malnutrition

Frailty and Disease Related Malnutrition

Disease related malnutrition is a hidden epidemic due to its increasing prevalence among the frail and eldery, in hospital and care homes.

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Dysphagia

Dysphagia

Dysphagia refers to any disorder in the swallowing process that does not allow food or fluid to pass safely from the mouth to the stomach. It is a common condition in many patient types, and might lead to aspiration, malnutrition and dehydratation.

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