This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2016.
Despite efforts to disseminate evidence-based studies that inform dietetic practice, research has been limited for maintaining health of older adults. Because of the rapidly growing older population, nutrition/health concerns of the older adult with chronic disease is an important area for future research.
This session examines what evidence we have, what the new frontier looks like and the potential for the future for older adults with musculoskeletal disorders. Arthritis, osteoporosis, and other musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of activity limitation among older adults. These conditions impose serious public health burdens in terms of health care costs.
However, lifestyle interventions, including diet and physical activity, may improve quality of life and become more critical as the population ages. Recent research over the past few years has provided insight into approaches that may improve health and nutritional status for older adults with musculoskeletal, bone, and joint disorders.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4190, 5130, 2110
- Jessica Bihuniak, PhD, RD
- Kathleen Woolf, PhD, RDN, FACSM
- Judith Gilbride, PhD, RDN, FAND