This week (14th-18th May) is Dying Matters Week, a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. In this blog, we talk about eating and drinking at the end of life, which we know can be a source of worry and anxiety for family and friends caring for a […]
This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week, an excellent campaign which celebrates food and drink as a way of maintaining health and wellbeing. As part of the Week, the Malnutrition Task Force will be looking at malnutrition among older people in the community and highlighting wonderful examples of initiatives that can help tackle this.
Six tips for eating well in later life This week is Self Care Week (13-19 November 2017), a national campaign dedicated to empowering individuals to take care of themselves. Self-care is about being aware of our health and happiness and taking time to look after our physical, emotional and mental health every day. This includes […]
A new survey from the Malnutrition Task Force (MTF) and Age UK highlights that having conversations around dying and death is still very much a taboo subject and avoided by many people. In response, the organisations have produced a new book and film to help people explore and approach this subject. The research reveals that […]
Every so often we spot a great initiative on the ground to tackle undernutrition. The latest we’ve spotted comes from Brighton, where Age UK Brighton and Hove and the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership have partnered to produce a handy booklet. ‘Eating well to stay healthy as you age’ aims to prevent and tackle malnutrition and is […]
As part of Men’s Health Week, Age UK Richmond upon Thames blog on their ‘Man with a Pan’ scheme, a great way to simultaneously teach men how to cook and reduce isolation. No-one likes being lonely and isolated. Yet for older men, this is an all too regular occurrence. In 2014, an Independent Age report […]
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 […]