Nutrition and Older Adults
The Malnutrition Task Force website reports that 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 are malnourished, or at risk of malnutrition.
Ageing puts us all at risk of becoming malnourished. This is a concern because poor nutrition can be both a cause and consequence of ill health. Undernutrition can affect anyone. It simply means that some older people are not eating or drinking enough to maintain their health and wellbeing.
Fortunately, malnutrition and dehydration are largely preventable and losing weight is not an inevitable part of ageing.
This page provides links to information and advice on eating well for older adults.