Liberalized Diets for Overall Wellness in the Elderly
The American population is aging; by 2030, people over the age of 65 may comprise as much as 20% of the population (Niedert, 2006). As many as 80% of the people in this age group live with at least one chronic illness, and 4.5% of elderly persons in the United States live in nursing homes (Boyle & Holben, 2006). As individuals age into late adulthood, they may experience lessening abilities to think clearly and to move as dexterously as well as a decline in bodily functions that may inhibit their ability to perform tasks of daily living (Boyle & Holben, 2006). These experiences also hinder nutrient intake.
Byington, Randy L.; Epps, Susan Bramlett; Keene, Shane; and Verhovsek, Ester L.. 2008. Liberalized Diets for Overall Wellness in the Elderly. Internet Journal of World Health and Societal Politics. Vol.7(1). http://ispub.com/IJWH/7/1/11275 ISSN: 1540-269X