A government-backed initiative being run by the charity Age UK aims to make us more aware of malnutrition amongst our elderly population. With nearly 1 million over 65's suffering from malnutrition, and 93% of these living within the community, it's something to remember whilst we're all creating havoc and making merry this festive season...
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Malnutrition in the elderly is more common than people imagine and can lead to all sorts of problems - slow recovery from illnesses, poor uptake and absorption of medication making it less effective, and reduced bone density, for example.
It's often down to the fact that older people aren't able to prepare a meal, or simply can't face eating alone again. So, this year, spread some of the seasonal goodwill and make up a doggy bag for an elderly neighbour. Better still, invite them over to share in the festive cheer...
Eich Ceiropractydd yng Nghlinig Ceiropracteg Llangefnii