This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to a variety of eating disorders and nutritional considerations. Topics include:
  • anorexia of aging
  • anorexia nervosa and frailty
  • reduced appetite in older age
  • recommendations for optimal nutrition
  • malnutrition
  • dysphagia
  • special considerations for those with brain injury and degenerative diseases
  • obesity
  • diabetes

6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This research article describes a study in which the findings suggest there is a relationship between different kinds of eating disturbance and the severity of Alzheimer's Disease. 10 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This study investigated the association of dysphagia and community-acquired pneumonia. The authors propose universal dysphagia in older persons with pneumonia. 6 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This editorial reviews many considerations for dysphagia among older adults with dementia and the increased prevalence of frailty. 4 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

The authors conducted a review of the literature available with the objective of providing a guide for early detection and management of sacropenic dysphagia in clinical practice. 6 pages. Last reviewed January 2019.

This article examines two common types of complications in older people with oropharyngeal dysphagia. 14 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This paper presents the argument that the etiology of dysphagia is multiple and  associated with increased dependency and mortality and as such dysphagia meets the criteria to be classified as a geriatric syndrome or giant. 7 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This brief report overviews key considerations in regards to the prevalence and importance of anorexia in older adults. A case study is included. 4 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This overview discusses the relevance of anorexia in the context of sarcopenia and frailty. The importance of treating anorexia in frail older adults is highlighted. 8 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.

This review discusses the prevalence of this disorder and the importance of addressing it within clinical practice. Mechanisms of, risk factors for as well as the disorders consequences, validated screening tools and treatment options are discussed. 10 pages. Last reviewed December 2018.