What is Adult Failure to Thrive?Uploader: Voodooll 5 years ago Subscribe 5
As the Alzheimer's Association states "dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging. The most accurate evidence of malnutrition in an elderly patient is hypocholesterolemia and hypo-albuminemia. The condition affects 5 to 35 percent of community-dwelling older adults, 25 to 40 percent of nursing home residents, and 50 to 60 percent of hospitalized veterans. In the outpatient and home care setting, another commonly used nutrition screening tool is the Determine Your Nutritional Health checklist.