BDA supports launch of Moving Forward Stronger paper

The BDA has contributed towards a new paper calling for urgent action to help those with long term conditions who may have declined during the pandemic due to a lack of support.

Hydration matters

Access graphics created by the BDA Older People Specialist Group about the importance of hydration, how to spot dehydration and what the consequences might be.

Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A new guide for care homes

BDA Older People Specialist Group Chair Vittoria Romano writes about the newly published guidance for Care Providers on the Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework

Dementia and Older People's Mental Health - Guidance for Primary Care Networks and Care Homes

A guidance document created by NHS South East Clinical Delivery and Networks, which outlines the EHCH model and the MDT team that can support care homes and residents in relation to dementia and mental health.

Call to build evidence base on nutrition in old age

BDA Older People Specialist Group respond to the recently published SACN report on nutrition for older people.

Malnutrition in older people

This Malnutrition Awareness Week, Emily Stuart, RD, looks at how a food-first approach is the cornerstone for treatment but there are several social aspects to consider when discussing malnutrition in older people.

Nutrition and dementia

Fat facts

Fats are an important part of the diet; they provide the body with energy and with some important vitamins.

Osteoarthritis and diet

Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain. This Food Fact Sheet is about the role diet has in managing symptoms of the most common arthritic condition, osteoarthritis (OA).

Osteoporosis and diet

There are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting osteoporosis like having a healthy balanced diet with plenty of calcium, vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals.

Hypertension and Diet

This fact sheet will tell you about simple changes to your diet that can help reduce the health risks that having high blood pressure can cause.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diet

Dietary changes can often help Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms and sometimes simple changes are all that are needed. This Food Fact Sheet explains that dietary changes can help these symptoms.

Glycaemic Index (GI)

This Food Fact Sheet explains how there are many types of carbohydrates (carbs), but they all behave differently in your body. The Glycaemic Index (GI), is a ranking of how quickly these foods make your blood glucose levels rise after eating them.

Skin health

If you feel like you have lost your ‘glow’ or wish to maintain healthy skin, read on for some top food and lifestyle tips to get you glowing inside and out.

Healthy packed lunches

This Food Fact Sheet provides the information that you need to have a nutritious balanced packed lunch that will fill you up through to dinner time.

Malnutrition

The simple steps outlined in this Food Fact Sheet should help to identify and treat malnutrition.

Salt

This Food Fact Sheet looks at salt in our diet, how to identify foods containing too much salt and tips to moderate salt consumption and improve your health.

Supplements

A lot of vitamin, mineral and other nutritional supplements are available on the market. This Food Fact Sheet will break down who needs to take them, which ones to take and the risks that come along with them.`

Depression and diet

Good nutrition is important for our mental and physical health. This Food Fact Sheet will look at how following a healthy diet can protect your mental health.

Carbohydrates

Foods that contain carbohydrates are an important part of our diets. Learn how to choose healthy sources of carbohydrates.

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