Nutrition in Older People
- Age Scotland – Is a charity with free information and advice for older people, their families and carers living in Scotland on a wide range of issues from eating well and staying active, tackling loneliness to money advice.
- Eat Well Age Well – Great tips and resources on a wide variety of food related issues including preventing malnutrition. They also run a FREE Malnutrition Advice Line 0131 447 8151 – Open to anyone aged 65+ or anyone caring for an older person who has concerns about appetite, eating well or unplanned weight loss.
- Food Factsheets for Older Adults including information on Malnutrition – British Dietetic Association
- Dairy UK – For advice on how to deal with a lack of appetite, lack of energy, chewing difficulties, unplanned weight loss and for snack and meal ideas visit – Eating Well in our Older Years
- The Food Train – An award-winning national charity offering a vital nationwide food delivery, meal-making and befriending service for older adults in their communities.
- Eating Well in Later Life – Leaflet – Malnutrition Task Force
Nutrition and Dementia
- Age Scotland – Information on dementia
- Eating Well for Older People with Dementia – Caroline Walker Trust
- Dementia and Nutrition – Carers UK
- Healthy eating and drinking for a person with dementia – Dementia UK
- Eating Well with Dementia – Social Care Institute for Excellence
Physical Activity in Older Adults
- Physical Activity Guidelines – Find out more about the Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults or download the Physical Activity in Adults and Older Adults Infographic
- Return to Fitness – Lower Limb Exercise Video – NHS Forth Valley
- Like ‘Get Active Sauchie’ on Facebook and see their programme of live Facebook classes, including one for the over 50s
- The Virtual Village Hall – Run by the Royal Voluntary Service – this online activity hub and community is designed to help people stay physically and mentally active, connected and have fun. They have exercise and dance classes, arts and crafts and cooking and baking sessions that can be accessed all from the comfort of your own home.
Nutrition in Residential Care Homes
- Nutritional Training for the Residential Care Setting – NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitians worked in partnership with Speech and Language Therapists to produce this webinar.
- BAPEN – Putting patients at the centre of good nutritional care. Malnutrition resources and screening tools for patients and Health Professionals
- Managing Adult Malnutrition – This has links to useful resources for health professionals and patients.
- The Virtual Village Hall – Run by the Royal Voluntary Service – this online activity hub and community is designed to help people stay physically and mentally active, connected and have fun. They have exercise and dance classes, arts and crafts and cooking and baking sessions that can all be accessed from the comfort of your own home.
- Vitamin D and You – This Public Health Scotland leaflet explains the benefits of getting enough vitamin D as part of a healthy diet. It’s available to download in a range of different languages.
- Vitamin D – British Dietetic Association Food Fact Sheet
- Food First – flyer