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  1. 1. Malnutrition of Senior CitizensAnd its Effect on their Health and Mobility<br />Kellie Sullivan<br />CHHS 302<br />Kinesiology<br />
  2. 2. Professional Interest<br />Career goal<br />Growing up/concern for the elderly<br />Caretaker role<br />High demand for professionals in the field<br />
  3. 3. What is the problem?<br />Rarely diagnosed<br />Leads to premature death<br />Initiates problems: depression, fatigue, heart problems, muscle and bone weakness<br />Poor nutrition is caused by the inability to shop for food, loss of appetite/taste, restricting financial situations<br />
  4. 4. Rhetorical Timing<br />One in every four seniors is malnourished<br /> (Becker, 2000)<br />Focus is on obesity<br />Signs of malnutrition are hard to diagnose<br />Recovery is difficult for seniors<br />Causes premature deaths <br />
  5. 5. Summary of Research<br />About 5 million American senior citizens do not receive enough to eat (Booth, 2010)<br />16% of seniors over the age 65 consume less than 1,000 calories per day (Evans, 2005)<br />Malnutrition is caused by physical limitations, fixed incomes, medications (Beattie, 2009)<br />
  6. 6. Summary of Research<br />Physical disabilities<br />Affects their ability to shop for food and prepare meals<br />Ability to stand for long periods of time<br />Dentures- eating properly<br />Handicapped individuals-safe cooking and cleaning<br />Opening canned goods, cut fruit/vegetables<br />* Makes food unappealing to seniors and leads to further malnourishment<br />
  7. 7. Summary of Research<br />Medications affect appetite<br />Medications cause nutrient imbalance and loss of appetite<br />Interfere with taste (gestation) and smell (olfaction)<br /> (Hajjar, 2004)<br />Interferes with the absorption of vitamins and minerals<br />Fixed income<br />Elders are on a tight budget<br />Doctor bills and medications to pay for<br />Living off of retirement accounts and social security<br />
  8. 8. Stakeholders<br />Family<br />Caregivers<br />Doctors<br />Food suppliers<br />Nursing homes<br />
  9. 9. Community Connection<br />Nursing homes<br />Most residents in assisted living homes are malnourished<br />Homes need to keep residents diets in mind<br />Local food program services<br />Meals on Wheels<br /> Making organizations aware of this problem can help them supply meals that are adequately nutritious and nutrient specific to the patients needs.<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Beattie, Leanne. (2009, Aug 26). Nutrition and the Elderly. Retrieved from<br />Becker, A., Carrie. COSEN: Coalition for Senior Nutrition. Retrieved from<br />Booth, Jim. (2010, Sept 16). Watching for Signs of Malnutrition in Seniors. Retrieved from seniors/<br />Evans, Coral. Malnutrition of the Elderly: A Multifactorial Failure to Thrive. The Permanente Journal. 2005 Volume 9 Number 3 Retrieved from<br />Mayo Clinic. (2009, Sept 23). Senior Health: How to detect and prevent malnutrition. Retrieved from<br />R. R. Hajjar, H. K. Kamel & K. Denson : Malnutrition In Aging . The Internet Journal of Geriatrics and Gerontology. 2004 Volume 1 Number 1 Retrieved from<br />