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Case study: co-creating NANA (Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing) with older adults living at home

Astell, A. J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6822-9472, Adlam, T., Hwang, F. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3243-3869 and Williams, L. (2021) Case study: co-creating NANA (Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing) with older adults living at home. In: Sixsmith, A., Sixsmith, J., Mihailidis, A. and Fang, M. L. (eds.) Knowledge, Innovation & Impact: A Guide for the Engaged Health Researcher. International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration and Practice. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 183-186. ISBN 9783030343897

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34390-3_24

Abstract/Summary

Older people face a high risk of nutrient deficiencies and malnutrition, which increases risk of sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and strength) and other health- related problems. Avoiding late-life malnutrition is dependent on a number of factors including physical, mental, and cognitive health. Monitoring all of these factors and the interactions between them is challenging, especially for people living at home. Dietary intake, for example, has traditionally used pen and paper recall and recording of what people eat (e.g., food log, food diary), which relies heavily on memory. In addition, gold standard measures of cognition are designed for one-off assessment, administered by a trained clinician or researcher. Developing an accessible tool that older people can use at home on a daily basis to monitor what they eat and drink, their mood, cognition, and physical activity could reassure them how they are doing and provide early detection of emerging problems.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Ageing
Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
ID Code:96104
Publisher:Springer

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