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Older Adults include individuals in the 55-65 year age group and Elderly refer to individuals above 65 years of age. A significant number of Older Adults and Elderly fail to get the diet necessary to meet their needs of Energy and nutrients.

There are a wide range of reasons why older individuals might not be eating the most nutritious diet, including:

- Physiological changes eg: Ageusia (loss of sense of taste), Edentulousness (loss of teeth)
- Psychological changes eg: death of spouse, loneliness
- Other changes eg: increased intake of medicines


If you are the caretaker of an Older Adult/Elderly then you should know that age specific nutrition will provide many benefits to him including:

- Control over symptoms of disorders like Diabetes Mellitus 2, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Arthritis
- Decrease in the need for prescription drugs
- Improved immunocompetence (ability to produce a normal immune response)
- Better outcome of any surgical procedure
- Better quality of life

In N U T R E W I S E we can guide you with various aspects concerning nutrition of an older individual including:

- Nutritional requirements: Energy, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat and Micronutrients (Vitamins and Minerals)

- Dietary Management of common age related conditions which affect Nutrition like:

  • Anosmia (loss of sense of smell)
  • Ageusia (loss of sense of taste)
  • Edentulousness (loss of teeth)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing)
  • - Dietary Management of a Chronic Degenerative Disease (also refer Medical Nutrition Therapy) like:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases eg: Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, Hyperlipidemia
  • Bone and Joint Diseases eg: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
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