Nutrition is an important determinant of health in elderly patients. Over the past decade, the importance of nutritional status has been increasingly recognized in a variety of morbid conditions including cancer, heart disease, and dementia in persons over the age of 65. This book offers a comprehensive review of nutritional assessment, intervention programs for the elderly, and health promotion activities; intended to nursing personnel whose clients include the growing older adult population, focusing on the nutritional needs and changing physiology of that population.
Leena Johnson Chacko has a background in dentistry with a postgraduate degree in Public Health, from the University of Pune, India. She currently manages epidemiological studies in the field on maternal and child nutrition, respiratory diseases etc.