In our first case study for Nutrition and Hydration Week, we’re hearing from Age UK Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) about the services they run that support older adults in the community to eat well.
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 […]
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 […]
Malnutrition is a common complication of COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the name used to describe a group of lung conditions (like emphysema) that cause breathing difficulties. In this blog, we look at useful guides that have recently been produced for healthcare professionals and patients themselves on how to combat COPD-induced malnutrition. Malnutrition is a […]
Taste perception can often decline in later life, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. In this blog from Amano Tongue Cleansers, they look at why taste can lessen in later life and what can be done to try and reverse this decline. William Shakespeare observed in ‘The Seven Ages of Man’ that we spend […]
Has your loved one gone off meals? Perhaps they’ve lost confidence in the kitchen? As part of Carers Week, Seniors Helping Seniors provide some great suggestions on how to rekindle their interest. Seniors Helping Seniors are an at-home care service providing support for older people in areas like meal preparation, shopping, transportation and house maintenance in east Kent. The […]
At the beginning of this month, a novel way of combating malnutrition through a new screening tool was unveiled. In this blog, BAPEN, the organisation behind the tool, talk about what it is, what makes it unique and the reasons behind its launch. Malnutrition in the UK is a real problem. Our estimates show that of […]
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 […]
This blog post is from Rick Wilson, Director of Nutrition at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Rick shares with us the importance of keeping well hydrated in both normal and warm weather. With temperatures plunging across the UK, many will be heading off to hotter climes to escape the brisk weather. But whether you’re […]