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Nutrition for the Older Adult, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND, Chicago Medical School
Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RD, LDN, Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, Assistant Chief, Food and Nutrition Services, Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System, North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • ISBN-13: 9781284149005
  • ISBN-10:1284149005
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     500 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 2/12/2019
Price: $139.95 US List
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Updated to the latest data and expert information, the Third Edition of Nutrition for the Older Adult introduces students to the unique nutritional needs of this growing population. Designed for the undergraduate, the text begins by covering the basics, including the demographics of aging, physiology of aging, and vitamin and mineral requirements for older adults.  It then delves into clinical considerations, including the nutritional implications of diseases and conditions common among older adult.  Additional coverage includes: nutritional assessment, pharmacology, nutritional support, and much more. With new pedagogical features along with revamped end-of-chapter activities and questions, 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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Features & Benefits

  • NEW - New Let's Discuss questions found in each chapter can be used for in-class dialogue or homework assignments.
  • NEW - Open-ended Discussion Questions and multiple-choice Study Questions are now included at the end of each chapter .
  • NEW - Preview Statements and Recap Statements can now be found at the beginning and end of each major heading to help students focus on the key material at hand.
  • NEW - A new boxed feature, Viewpoint, features professional perspectives related to working with older adults. 

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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 Demographics of Aging
  Chapter  2  The Physiology of Aging
  Chapter  3  Macronutrient, Water, and Alcohol Recommendations in Older Adults
  Chapter  4  Vitamin 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  Nutrition Screening & Assessment of the Older Adult
  Chapter  8  Nutritional Implications of Gastrointestinal Disorders
  Chapter  9  Nutritional Implications of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease
  Chapter  10  Nutritional Implications of Renal and Genitourinary Disease
  Chapter  11  Nutritional Implications of Endocrine and Metabolic Alterations
  Chapter  12  Nutritional Implications of Cognitive Disorders
  Chapter  13  Nutritional Implications of Oral Health
  Chapter  14  Nutritional Implications of Wound Healing
  Chapter  15  Nutritional Implications of Skeletal Health
  Chapter  16  Nutritional Implications of Obesity and Malnutrition
  Chapter  17  Pharmacology, Nutrition, and the Older Adult: Interactions and Implications
  Chapter  18  Nutrition Support and End of Life Considerations for the Older Adult

Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND-Chicago Medical School

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, which is now within Chicago Medical School, 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.

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Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RD, LDN-Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, Assistant Chief, Food and Nutrition Services, Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System, North Las Vegas, Nevada

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 and the Assistant Chief, Food and Nutrition Services, for the Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System.

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