The INDI is delighted to share a new booklet with you: "Nutrition for Falls Prevention and Bone Health in the Older Person".
This booklet was developed by dietitians in the Older Person Nutrition Interest Group (OPNIG) Carola Diettrich, Ciara Pender, Jemma Henry, Elaine Caffrey, Suzanne Hayes. As dietitians working in a variety of settings with older persons they felt there was a gap in resources for older adults in the area of nutrition and falls prevention. This leaflet provides evidenced based tips and ideas on how to improve nutrition to support bone health in older adults.
Falls can happen anywhere, to anyone, but if you have a healthy body and strong bones, the damage from a fall may be reduced.
The authors obtained feedback on the booklet from a range of health care professionals including other dietitians working in older persons services, frailty multidisciplinary team members, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speach and language therapists as well as service users.
The booklet is for use by any health care professional working with older adults. It is available below to download in pdf version.
If you would like to order printed copies please email firstname.lastname@example.org . There is no charge for the booklet but postage and packaging charges apply.
We hope this new booklet will help to improve bone health in older adults and reduce the risk of falls.