Ageing Medicine

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Ageing and NutritionThe elderly could suffer from malnutrition due to physiological changes such as difficulty with chewing, psychological conditions such as depression and social factors such as loneliness.
Ageing and the Digestive TractThe elderly often suffer from poor oral health, due to which the chewing and swallowing of food can get affected. Loss of appetite and a possible reduction in some digestive enzymes could also affect their nutritional status.
Ageing and Body Functions with AgeOlder age is associated with a reduction in bone and muscle, cardiovascular and cognitive functions.
Dietary Recommendations for the ElderlyThe elderly are recommended a nutritious diet that is rich in protein, easy to chew, and tasty. The fluid intake should be adequate.
Falls in the Elderly – PreventionFalls in the elderly can be prevented through balance and strengthening exercises, reducing the possible hazards in the house and treatment of conditions that could predispose to the falls.
Falls in the Elderly – Risk FactorsFactors that increase the risk for falls in the elderly include muscle weakness, the intake of certain medications and problems with balance or the feet.
Falls in the Elderly – TestsTests for balance, muscle strength, bone density and tests to diagnose predisposing conditions can help to identify preventable causes of falls and prevent disability in the elderly.
Low Sodium Levels in the ElderlySeveral reasons could contribute to low sodium levels in the elderly. These include underlying illnesses, the intake of multiple medications and a low sodium or low protein diet.
Physical activity and Healthy AgeingAdequate physical activity during one’s lifetime can promote healthy ageing.

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