Chapter_13_Healthy_Aging

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Chapter 13 Healthy Aging: Nutrition Assessment, Services, and Programs
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Aging Inevitable, natural process programmed into our genes at conception
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Does good nutrition prolong life? Yes and No Yes, as it helps to increase the life expectancy (average at death) No, it does not help increase the maximum life span ( maximum age at which people die ~ 114 years) (There is evidence that certain dietary regimes such as reduced total calories extends the
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Why should we encourage adults to be well-nourished? Stay well Maintain health Avoid developing a chronic disease Maintain functional independence
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Demographic Trends # of older adults (> 65 yrs) will double by 2030 to more than 72.1 million people 14% of the population in 2010 & 20% of the population in 2030 will be >65 yrs old % of older adult minority population will increase 17.2% in 2002 to 26.4% in 2030 (Hispanic and Asian)
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Life Expectancy In the United States in 1900 the average life expectancy was 47.3 years In the United States in 2000 the average life expectancy was 77.0 years (an increase of 62.8 percent). Molla MT, Madans JH. Life expectancy free of chronic condition-induced activity limitations among white and black Americans, 2000–2006. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(34). 2010.
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Molla MT, Madans JH. Life expectancy free of chronic condition-induced activity limitations among white and black Americans, 2000–2006. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(34). 2010
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Molla MT, Madans JH. Life expectancy free of chronic condition-induced activity limitations among white and black Americans, 2000–2006. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(34). 2010
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Molla MT, Madans JH. Life expectancy free of chronic condition-induced activity limitations among white and black Americans, 2000–2006. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(34). 2010
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Common Chronic Diseases in Older Adults Diabetes Arthritis Congestive Heart Failure Dementia
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