With social care and medical costs are predicted to hit €17.8bn (£15.7bn) a year in the UK by 2030, politicians from all parties have called on the Government to address the issue of malnutrition amongst the elderly.
One in ten older people in the UK are at risk from malnutrition according to a report released today by advocates calling for government adoption of newly devised guidelines aimed at improving the nutritional intake of the elderly in state backed meal...
Multivitamin and mineral supplements do not appear to prevent
infections in older people living at home, report researchers in
Scotland today, raising questions for a significant segment of the
Early next century there will be more Europeans over 60 years old
than under 20. A major European funded project currently underway
will examine the factors that determine food choice and acceptance
for older people in a bid to improve...