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Reorganized and updated with the latest data in the field, the Second Edition of Nutrition for the Older Adult introduces students to the unique nutritional needs of this special population. Designed for the undergraduate, the text covers such important topics as the physiological changes of aging, weight and nutrition problems in older adults, diet and cultural diversity in older adults, macronutrient, mineral, and vitamin requirements for older adults, and much more. With an added emphasis on health promotion,Nutrition for the Older Adult is an essential resource for students in the fields of nutrition, nursing, public health and gerontology.
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- New full-color design and art program!
- Instructor resources include: Test Bank with more than 775 questions tagged using Bloom's Taxonomy, Slides in PowerPoint Format, Instructors Guide, and Transition Guide.
- Updated content reflects Healthy People 2020, MyPlate for Older Americans, and 2010 Dietary Guidelines
- Contains examples with actual patients and nutritional disorders that are seen in the community and clinical settings
- Discusses changes that commonly occur naturally with aging, so that it is understood that disease is not a natural consequence of growing old
- Presents the diseases that occur often in older adults and includes nutritional elements that may contribute to the problems or are part of the solution to the problems
Nutrition for the Older Adult is the ideal text and resource for students in nutrition, nursing, public health, and gerontology programs.
Part I Nutrition Basics
Chapter 1 Introduction and the Demographics of Aging
Chapter 2 Physiologic Changes with Aging
Chapter 3 Macronutrient and Fluid Recommendations and Alcohol in Older Adults
Chapter 4 Vitamin Status and Requirements of the Older Adult
Chapter 5 Mineral Requirements of the Older Adult
Chapter 6 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Older Adult
Part II Clinical Considerations
Chapter 7 Nutritional Assessment for the Older Adult
Chapter 8 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 9 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease
Chapter 10 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Renal and Genitourinary Disease
Chapter 11 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Endocrine and Metabolic Alterations
Chapter 12 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Cognitive Disorders
Chapter 13 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Oral Health
Chapter 14 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Wound Healing
Chapter 15 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Skeletal Health
Chapter 16 Disease and Conditions in the Older Adult: Nutritional Implications—Malnutrition and Obesity
Chapter 17 Pharmacology, Nutrition, and the Older Adult: Interactions and Implications
Chapter 18 Nutrition Support for the Older Adult
Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND-Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Dr. Bernstein received her dietitian registration with the American Dietetics Association upon completion of a coordinated nutrition program at Syracuse University. After working as a clinical dietitian in the Boston area, she went on to complete her Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees at Tufts University's Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Her graduate studies at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging focused on Nutritional Biochemistry and Exercise Physiology with a concentration on Geriatrics. Dr Bernstein's thesis research merged these fields as she investigated the effects of diet and physical activity on the overall health and well-being of elders. While in graduate school, she worked as an adjunct professor and a consulting dietitian in private practice. Following her graduation in 1994, Dr. Bernstein continued teaching both traditional and online nutrition courses. In 2006, Dr Bernstein joined the Nutrition Department faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science as an Assistant Professor. Dr Bernstein has contributed to and authored numerous textbook chapters and peer–reviewed journal publications on the topics of nutrition for Older Adults. Dr Bernstein is currently Licensed as a Dietitian by the state of Ohio.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284102185
- ISBN-13: 9781284102161
- ISBN-13: 9781284100051
Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RD, LDN-Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Genesis HealthCare, LLC
Dr. Munoz holds a doctorate in clinical nutrition from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition from Marymount College in New York. She is a registered dietitian, a member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and past president of the New Jersey Dietetic Association. She has authored and served as an expert reviewer for manuscripts for numerous professional publications and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition Evidence Analysis Library. Currently, she is a lecturer for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition Department, serves as an Instructor for the University of Phoenix College of Nursing and HealthCare Program, and the Clinical Nutrition Manager for Genesis HealthCare Corporation, where she oversees the performance of 107 registered dietitians providing services to 122 skilled nursing facilities. She has provided services to the geriatric population for over 30 years.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284057232