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Thursday, 7 September 2006

Elderly 'vulnerable' to malnutrition


Elderly People sign
Originally uploaded by bensons.
An Australian specialist in geriatric medicine has said elderly people living alone were most vulnerable, often unable but sometimes unwilling to feed themselves properly. He said elderly people needed as much protein as a bodybuilder and a British study he had recently conducted showed the meals supplied in many nursing homes contained only two-thirds of the recommended daily allowances of basic vitamins.

Elderly 'vulnerable' to malnutrition
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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