Nutrition and Health

Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging

Editors: Bales, Connie W., Ritchie, Christine S. (Eds.)

  • Thoroughly updated and revised new edition
  • Presents the most critical clinical issues in geriatric nutrition
  • A valuable guide to all who provide care to older adults
  • Written by recognized nutritionists, geriatricians, clinicians and scientists
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As the older adult population continues to grow, so will the prevalence and incidence of age-related disorders. In Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, Second Edition , the editors and contributors ( a panel of recognized academic nutritionists, geriatricians, clinicians and scientists) have thoroughly updated and revised their widely acclaimed first edition with fresh perspectives and the latest scientific and clinical developments in age-associated disease. New chapters tackle ecological perspectives on adult eating behavior, and behavioral theories applied to nutritional therapies in aging, while topics such as Sarcopenia and Cachexia are discussed in greater detail. The authors outline the physiological basis for each disorder, provide the latest information about the interaction of nutrition with these conditions, and review the potential routes and mechanisms for clinical intervention. Timely and authoritative, Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, Second Edition is a unique, comprehensive resource and will prove a valuable guide to all nutritionists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, and speech-language and occupational therapists who provide care for the rapidly expanding aging population.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"The editors, both highly respected in geriatric nutrition, have brought together legends in this field to produce an excellent handbook. This text excels in its thorough approach to important topics. Cutting-edge geriatric and nutrition sciences are infused with practical management concepts, making this text a valuable resource. Management is addressed thoroughly, going beyond traditional prescribed diets or a simplistic "supplements" approach. Misconceptions that are pervasive in nutritional and geriatric care are refreshingly corrected. The test is exceptionally well organized and rigorously referenced, and it includes a comprehensive index to facilitate use as a reference handbook." - Annals of Internal Medicine

"This book does a very credible job at reviewing what is known about nutrition in older persons. The handbook is a comprehensive and practical resource, offering practicing clinicians an up-to-date compendium of advice on appropriate nutritional therapies for older adults with chronic diseases and medical conditions. The material presented here is especially complete. Each chapter is well referenced and the book is thoroughly indexed. The Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging should be in all health sciences libraries supporting geriatrics education and practice." -E-STREAMS

"This book does a good job at reviewing what is known about nutrition in older persons...a welcome addition." - Doody's Health Sciences book Review Journal

"This is the second edition of a comprehensive book that covers all nutritional aspects of older adults. … this new edition covers many new topics that have emerged over the past five years, making it timely and valuable. … The book is written for all healthcare professionals who work with older adults. … this is a very useful guide for all individuals involved in the care of the elderly. … The book is easy to navigate, with appropriate tables and charts throughout the chapters." (Amy Hess-Fischl, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2009)

“Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging is a guide for physicians and other health care professionals who work with older adults, a high-risk population of rapidly increasing proportion. … The book is comprehensive, fully referenced, well organized, and practical and can be understood by all types of health professionals. … a well-written, comprehensive, user- friendly reference that physicians, dietitians, and other health professionals, including researchers working with older adults, will want to have on their bookshelves.” (Judy A. Driskell, Journal of the American Medical Association, January, 2011)

“This book covers the most relevant topics of nutrition in the old age … . primarily addresses experienced specialists in the field of geriatric medicine, particularly those with interest in nutritional aspects. Additionally, it is well suited for medical students, geriatricians in training, nutritionists, nurses, speech and occupational therapists … . This lapidary and well-written handbook comprises an excellent and up-to-date contribution which deserves to be recommended … for understanding the role of nutrition in the clinical aspects of nutritional management of older persons.” (Mirko Petrovic, Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol. 65 (4), 2010)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Minimizing the Impact of Complex Emergencies on Nutrition and Geriatric Health: Planning for Prevention is Key

    Bales, Connie Watkins (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • An Ecological Perspective on Older Adult Eating Behavior

    Locher, Julie L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Behavioral Theories Applied to Nutritional Therapies for Chronic Diseases in Older Adults

    Shikany, James M. (et al.)

    Pages 19-31

  • Global Graying, Nutrition, and Disease Prevention: An Update on China and Future Priorities

    Wang, Yanfang (et al.)

    Pages 33-62

  • Update on Nutritional Assessment Strategies

    Morley, John E.

    Pages 65-75

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-60327-385-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging
Editors
  • Connie W. Bales
  • Christine S. Ritchie
Series Title
Nutrition and Health
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-385-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-385-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIII, 650
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