Geriatrics and Nutrition

Geriatric nutrition applies nutrition principles to delay effects of aging and disease, to aid in the management of the physical, psychological, and psychosocial changes commonly associated with growing old. Physiological changes take place with increasing age hence the nutritional requirements also change accordingly. During old age, energy requirements are less as the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) starts decreasing from the age of 35. The requirement of energy reduces at the rate of about 5% to 20% between the age of 35 to 70 years. While protein, minerals and vitamins requirements remain unchanged, higher intake of minerals and vitamins especially calcium, iron and B complex vitamins may help. These aid the processes of digestion, absorption and utilization as they do not function at an optimal level.

  • Oral Nutrition Supplements
  • Nutrition Intervention in Specific Diseases
  • Obesity in Older People
  • Diet Enrichment

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July 16-17, 2018

5th World Congress on Hospice and Palliative Care

Melbourne, Australia

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