I agree with the notions contained in Alotaibi, Albuthi, and Alalawi presentation on the nutrition education for the elderly population. In the presentation, the authors focus on the premise that nutrition education of the elderly populations should be centred at creating awareness amongst them on the health implications that are likely to occur during old age. Based on a personal thought, nutrition education of the elderly should focus on reducing the rate at which the elderly population depend on others for upkeep. Nonetheless, the current presentation notes that creating awareness amongst the elderly on the nutrition and health related predicaments that arise during old age prepares the elderly for such predicaments; hence, reducing the occurrence of the same.
As I reflect on the current presentation, I have gained much information regarding nutrition education for the elderly. To be precise, I have learned that nutrition education programs for the elderly should be detailed in such a way that it addresses all the issues aligned with old age that are likely to pose a negative effect on nutrition and health status of the elderly. What I have learned will have a colossal effect on my life in that it will help me to develop an adequate nutrition education program for my elderly father who was diagnosed with diabetes type II, hypertension, and osteoporosis. In a nutshell, I will utilize the information contained in the current presentation to develop an adequate nutrition education plan for my father. For example, the nutrition education plan that I will develop guided by the current presentation will educate my father on how he will increase intake of calcium in his diet in order to reduce the effects of osteoporosis. In conclusion, Alotaibi, Albuthi, and Alalawi presentation provide critical insights on how nutrition education amongst the elderly can be carried out effectively and adequately.
Alotaibi, K., Albuthi, M., and Alalawi, M. (2014). Nutrition Education for the Elderly Populations.