Fact or Fiction?
'All Older People's Nutritional Requirements are the Same'
The nutritional recommendations for the majority of people aged over 65 is to follow similar patterns of eating and lifestyle to those advised for maintaining health in younger adults. However as this older person population group in particular are not a homogeneous group, often complicated with a number of medical conditions which impact to varying degrees on general overall health and daily living needs, their individual nutritional requirements vary widely and needs tailoring in this life stage. They can be either 'nutritionally well' or 'nutritionally vulnerable' requiring either 'healthy eating' or 'eat for health' approaches and this too can be to varying degrees and over various period of times.