When: Wednesday, March 10, 10:30 AM - noon
Where: Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87037015634
Open to: All
Two of the most serious problems for older adults are falls and dementia, both of which can be significantly affected by nutritional deficiencies. A study of 4,500 older adults published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society concluded that two thirds of the participants were malnourished or at nutritional risk.
Ashby Village will be offering a series of Healthier Aging presentations over the next several months, beginning this month with “Nutrition Essentials for the Aging Body and Mind.” The presenter will be Saskia Kleinert who has served clients in her nutritional practice since 2007 and received the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Best Nutritionist” award in 2014 and 2017. She has also served as a nutritional consultant for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has made nutrition presentations to large and small organizations, including: PEPSICO, PricewaterhouseCoopers, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Power Bar, Orinda Library and Age Song.
The presentation will cover common malnutrition issues specific to older adults and how they may lead to increased risk of falling, micro-nutrient deficiencies, including those that affect cognition and mimic dementia and how to control blood sugar levels, which, if poorly controlled, contribute to forgetfulness, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Simple dietary and supplement recommendations and diagnostic suggestions will also be provided.
“Nutrition Essentials for the Aging Body and Mind” will be co-presented by the NEXT STEPS, The Hamlet, and the Healthier Aging Initiative. The subsequent presentations, starting with “Pain Management” in April, will be sponsored by Healthier Aging and presented by Kaiser. More information will be available on March 10 about the other programs in the series.