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Chapter 17: Life Cycle Nutrition Adulthood and the Later Years

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Catherine Theodorou

on 20 April 2014

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Transcript of Chapter 17: Life Cycle Nutrition Adulthood and the Later Years

Chapter 17: Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years
Older Adults
Lifestyle behaviors for older adults
Eating well-balanced meals
Engaging in physical activity
Not smoking
Abstinence or moderate use of alcohol
Maintaining a healthy body weight
Sleeping regularly and adequately
Nutrition Needs

Energy requirements: less for older adults
Protein
retain muscle mass
Carbohydrates and fiber
constipation
Fat
disease risk

Nutrition Needs

Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin D
Folate
Calcium
Water
Thirst response

Aging Process
Stress
Psychological and physical stressors
Body response
Men vs. Women
Aging Process
Psychological changes
Depression
Aging Brain
Alzheimer's disease
Vision
Cataracts
Macular degeneration
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Gout
Rheumatoid arthritis

Aging Process
Physiological changes
Body weight and body composition: moderately overweight, increase in body fat, decrease in bone mass
Immunity
GI Tract
Tooth loss
Food Assistance Programs
Older Americans Act Nutrition Program
Congregate meals
Meals on Wheels
Senior Farmers Market
Aging Process
Economic changes
Living arrangements and income
Social changes
Hospital and nursing home

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/longtermcare/planningforlongtermcare/video/planningforLTC_na.html?intro=yes
http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/whats-your-plate/plans-healthy-eating
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