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An overview of appetite decline in older people

An overview of appetite decline in older people

An overview of appetite decline in older people

Anna L Pilgrim, Sian M Robinson, Avan Aihie Sayer, Helen C Roberts.
Anna L Pilgrim, Sian M Robinson, Avan Aihie Sayer, Helen C Roberts.
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 30 Oct 2018

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Description

Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies, and associated poor healthcare outcomes, including increased mortality. Understanding the causes of reduced appetite and knowing how to measure it will enable nurses and other clinical staff working in a range of community and hospital settings to identify patients with impaired appetite. A range of strategies can be used to promote better appetite and increase food intake.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to review knowledge and understanding of appetite in older people.

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:
Discuss the normal control of appetite.
Summarise the potential implications of poor appetite in older people.
Identify what physiological, social and psychological factors can cause appetite impairment.
Describe how to measure appetite.
Discuss what options are available to manage appetite impairment.
Anna L Pilgrim, Sian M Robinson, Avan Aihie Sayer, Helen C Roberts.

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Anna L Pilgrim, Sian M Robinson, Avan Aihie Sayer, Helen C Roberts.
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Anna L Pilgrim, Senior research assistant at National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton.
Sian M Robinson, Professor of nutritional epidemiology at National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton.
Avan Aihie Sayer, Professor of geriatric medicine at NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton; Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton; NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care: Wessex.
Helen C Roberts, Associate professor of geriatric medicine at NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust; MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton; Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton; NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care: Wessex.

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  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 0.25 Hours

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