Title: Challenges for providing protein for the aging to support nutrition & health needs
Within the next four years for the first time in human history, the number of people 65 and older will surpass those under the age of 5. Older adults are looking for ways to maintain their quality of life. What are the unique needs of older adults? Do they require more protein? How much and what type is best - animal, plant, supplements? What about the distribution throughout the day? This session will focus on the unique challenge that older adults face in meeting their proper protein requirements to maintain muscle mass and independence.
Presenter: Rachel R. Deer, Ph.D.
Rachel Deer is a research fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She is also an associate scholar of the Claude D. Pepper OAIC in the Sealy Center on Aging at UTMB. Currently, she is overseeing four studies on the Acute Care for Elders Unit at Jennie Sealy Hospital. In this role she manages clinical trials using intervention strategies to accelerate recovery and improve health outcomes among older hospitalized patients. She is also interested in determining the prevalence and role of malnutrition and sarcopenia during hospitalization in geriatric patients.
· Describe protein needs for older adults.
· Identify challenges that older adults face in meeting their proper protein requirements to maintain muscle mass and independence.
· Discuss protein choices in managing health and disease.
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