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Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition

Lots of different factors can contribute to malnutrition. Some conditions (such as COPD and dysphagia) can make it difficult to eat and get enough nutrients. This can lead to disease related malnutrition, a condition that develops when a person’s diet doesn’t give them the right amount of energy (calories), protein and other nutrients. Poor appetite, taking lots of medications, and motor dysfunction are just a few contributing factors to malnutrition, which can affect people of all ages. If someone is malnourished, they’re likely to be less active, to use more medication, have more falls, to need more care and to be at greater risk of pressure ulcers if spending long periods in bed. It’s much harder for a malnourished person to fight off infections or minor illnesses than it is for a well nourished person. Good nutrition can help prevent complications arising from seemingly small health problems, and helps people stay strong and healthy. Learn more about how to recognise and support patients with disease related malnutrition or frailty below.

Getting started

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How to manage frailty and malnutrition using a holistic MDT approach

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr Sanjay Suman & Dr Sanjeev Rana
39 mins
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Individualised nutritional care - a role for plant based medical nutrition

Recorded webinars & presentations | Dr Anne Holdoway and Dr Rebecca Stratton
25 mins
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Nutrition in geriatrics - a look at the ESPEN guidelines

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Prof. Tommy Cederholm
30 mins

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A crash course in muscle wasting, protein requirements and long-term outcomes in critically ill patients

Downloads and Tools for Healthcare Professionals | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Danielle Bear
15 mins
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Why muscle targeted nutrition should be first line in frailty

Recorded webinars & presentations | Prof. Luc van Loon, Dr Emanuele Cereda, Prof. Adrea Maier, Laure Verstraeten
40 mins
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Screening for Malnutrition using 'MUST'

E-learning | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Nutricia Academy
45 minutes

Nutricia Annual Congress 2023

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Plant-based medical nutrition - New evidence on outcomes for the patient

Recorded webinars & presentations | Dr Corbin Griffin
32 mins

The Evolution of Dietetic Practice Post-Pandemic – Nutricia Study Day 2022

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An interactive case study on the use of a peptide-based ONS

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Anna Julian
40 mins
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The emerging role of a PCN Dietitian

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Kayennat Toofany
50 mins
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Showcasing the extended roles of Dietitians

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Laura Clarke, Alison Culkin and Clare Lewis
70 mins
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Writing a business case - Rupert Allen's tips for success

Recorded webinars & presentations | Faltering Growth in Infants & Children | Rupert Allen
37 mins

Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021

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Empowering patients to achieve good nutritional care. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Emily Walters and Rachel Power
35 mins
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Making the right choice when prescribing oral nutritional supplements. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Ruth Tapparo, Kayennat Toofany, Robyn Collery
1 hour 16 mins
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Covid 19 recovery - The role and relevance of nutrition. Nutricia Virtual Congress 2021.

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Anne Holdoway, Dr David Strain
42 mins

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Nutricia Satellite Symposium at IrSPEN 2023: Understanding the Nutritional Considerations of Plant Based Diets in Medical Nutrition

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Jess Willow
25 mins
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Nutricia Satellite Symposium at IrSPEN 2023: Plant based medical nutrition: Addressing patient values & preference

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Dr. Anne Holdoway
17 mins
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Individualised Nutritional Care for Disease-Related Malnutrition: Improving Outcomes by Focusing on What Matters to Patients

Downloads and Tools for Healthcare Professionals | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Authors: Anne Holdoway, Fionna Page, Judy Bauer, Nicola Dervan, Andrea B. Maier
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Demystifying Protein Quality in Medical Nutrition at the Nutricia Protein Quality Summit, ESPEN 2022

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Professor Luc van Loon
25 mins
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Individualised Nutritional Care. The key role of Outcome Setting and Monitoring

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Fiona Page
32 mins
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Nutricia & INDI Symposium 2022

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Sean White, Fionna Page, Prof. Sinead Brennan
122 mins

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High protein nutritional support - more important than energy?

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Anne Holdoway
20 mins
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High protein Oral Nutritional Supplements in hip fracture patients

Articles | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Robyn Collery
15 mins


COVID-19

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Managing frailty in older people during a critical illness - web clinic

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Lelly Oboh, Anne Holdoway
1 hour 24 mins
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Nutritional Management in Care Homes and Learnings from COVID-19

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Prof. Jos MGA Schols
13 mins
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Practical Nutrition Management of COVID-19 in the Care Home Setting, Ireland

Recorded webinars & presentations | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Maria McKenna
15 mins

Case studies

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ONS: A central role in Frailty and Dementia management

Case Study | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Fiona Doyle
10 mins
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Reducing hospital admissions: the role of enteral feeding

Clinical Papers | Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition | Hannah Cook
10 mins
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