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Geriatric

Nutrition Handbook

  • Stephen Bartlett
  • Mary Marian
  • Douglas Taren
  • Myra L. Muramoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 9-49
  4. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 50-53
  5. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 54-77
  6. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 78-130
  7. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 131-142
  8. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 143-144
  9. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 145-160
  10. Stephen Bartlett, Mary Marian, Douglas Taren, Myra L. Muramoto
    Pages 161-162
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 163-183

About this book

Introduction

The older population, defined as those 65 years and older, has been steadily increasing as a percentage of the total population since 1900. Currently, it constitutes 13% of the population. The United States Bureau of the Census predicts that the elderly will represent 20% of the U.S. population by 2030. The older population itself is getting older, with greatest percentage increases in the subgroup of elderly over 85 years of age. This segment of the elderly is now 28 times greater in number than in 1900. The aging process is associated with unique medical problems-including declining functional capacities and pbysiological reserves-that have spawned specialization in geriatric medicine. While healthy, free-living elderly appear not much more at nutritional risk than the rest of the population, the elderly who suffer from illness or other stress have a much higher incidence of nutritional prob­ lems than the population as a whole. Elderly are also more heterogeneous than the general population, resulting in a greater variation in nutritional requirements which requires a better understanding of how nutrition and health interact. This brings nutritional assess­ ment and care to the forefront of geriatric medical practice.

Keywords

assessment food geriatrics intervention nutrition prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Bartlett
    • 1
  • Mary Marian
    • 1
  • Douglas Taren
    • 1
  • Myra L. Muramoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Nutrition Curriculum in Medical EducationArizona Prevention CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Community MedicineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6912-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-13641-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6912-7
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