Preventing malnutrition in later life

Understanding good nutritional and hydrational care for people with dementia

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This week is Dementia Awareness Week, designed to raise awareness of the condition and get people talking. In this blog, Dr Jane Murphy, Associate Professor at Bournemouth University and registered nutritionist and dietitian, talks about important new tools she and her colleagues have developed to help care staff provide excellent nutritional and hydrational care to those […]

Talking malnutrition in Parliament

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Dianne Jeffrey ( far left and speaking) and Baroness Sally Greengross (left and sitting) at the MTF Parliamentary reception. Photograph: Alex Rumford The Malnutrition Task Force recently hosted an event in Parliament. In this blog, our chair Dianne Jeffrey discusses the event and reflects back on the key issues surrounding malnutrition that were covered in […]

Food for thought on Older People’s Day

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On Older People’s Day, our chair, Dianne Jeffrey, looks at the Malnutrition Task Force’s work and recent issues around nutrition in older people. Today is Older People’s Day, a celebration here and abroad of the achievements of older people and their contribution to society as well an opportunity to challenge the negative attitudes, poor treatment and […]

Carers and nutrition

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This week is Carers Week, a vitally important time for recognising the contribution carers make to families and communities across the UK and highlighting their challenges.   According to Carers UK, 60% worry about the nutrition of the person they care for and one in six care for someone at risk of malnutrition but receive […]

Preventing malnutrition in Yorkshire and the Humber

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Projects exist across the UK to combat malnutrition locally. The Malnutrition Prevention Programme’s five pilot sites are an example of this – local bodies coming together to tackle malnutrition. However, work is also going on elsewhere, and here Joanne Volpe explains an innovative new scheme to tackle malnutrition she is coordinating with local Age UK charities […]

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