Vitalités ! le mag | Nutrisens
16 December 2019
Malnutrition: eating habits are revealing
A SUITABLE DIET A small appetite, only eating two meals, avoiding protein and losing interest in eating are an indication of risk. Can an analysis of eating habits help assess the risk of malnutrition in elderly
4 November 2019
According to a 2007 report from the French health authority HAS, malnutrition affects: 4 to 10% of elderly people who live at home. 15 to 38% of people in residential care (retirement homes, nursing homes etc
26 September 2019
Dysphagia sufferers experience discomfort when swallowing. The conditions mainly affects the elderly, ENT cancer patients, stroke patients and those with severe mental handicap. Dysphagia or swallowing
9 August 2019
Diet is an important part of caring for the elderly. Extra care is necessary when the state of health requires a change in diet or consistency of food. WHAT IS DYSPHAGIA? Dysphagia, or swallowing issues, means
30 July 2019
Dysphagia is a frequent complication in cancer of the head and neck. What about other types of cancer? Very little data is available about the prevalence of dysphagia and swallowing difficulties in cancer patients.
26 June 2019
With an ageing population comes more frailty and an increased need for the expertise and infrastructure to deal with it. Here is a roundup of the scientifically proven means to alleviate frailty. Frailty is linked to the
3 June 2019
Malnutrition affects 5 to 10% of elderly people who live at home. This figure is probably underestimated given the huge differences in health of the population not in care. Yet malnutrition increases the risk of
29 April 2019
Maintain physical capabilities require more than 1.2g of proteines/kg/day. For frail elderly people, sufficient protein intake is essential. A team in Toulouse have found that 1.2 grams of protein per kilogramme of body



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