British Dietetic Association (BDA) – Written evidence (INQ0080)


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Good nutrition and hydration are vital for healthier ageing





further increase risk of dehydration. Age-related changes include a reduced sensation of thirst, and this may be more pronounced in those with Alzheimer’s disease or in those who have had a stroke.


tiredness. Mental functions affected include memory, attention, concentration and reaction time.


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Causes of Malnutrition





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September 2019







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