Geriatric Nutrition and Diet Therapy
A reference for nursing personnel whose clients include the growing older adult population, focusing on the nutritional needs and changing physiology of that population. Nutritional problems are discussed within a nursing process format, with material on gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology. Sample diets with menus and exchange lists are geared to geriatric populations and are provided in table format. Covers diagnostic and laboratory tests, drugs and common drug reactions, and procedures for feeding problems, and offers practice guidelines for management of diabetes in the elderly. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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