Nutrition and Ageing

Never get too old to change your life

With a balanced and varied diet, we can remain active longer

If we have an unbalanced diet or only eat small infrequent meals, we increase the risk of poor or inadequate nutrition. Over a longer time period, our body then lacks vital nutrients, and the first symptoms of deficiencies appear.

When age-induced changes affect quality of life, the focus is often on medical questions and drugs. But a good nutritional status is an important prerequisite for remaining active and enjoying a good quality of life.


Malnutrition and consequences

Learn to spot the signs here!


Check your nutritional status

Find out if you are at risk here!


The power of nutrition

Find out how a balanced diet can improve health here!


Your effective nutritional solution

Find out how Fresubin can help here!

Read about John’s story

John is 89 years old. He is a retired industrial factory worker who loves spending time with Nancy, his best friend, and Sam, his grandson. John lives independently and has been recently diagnosed with frailty with a history of falls, with a hip fracture 12 months previous, sarcopenia and arthritis. 

Due to his age and frailty, John has several symptoms, including weakness particularly muscle weakness, incontinence, osteoporosis and a degree of osteoarthritis. 

His weakness and exhaustion means that he has low levels of physical activity, with slow actions and slow walking speed. John has lost weight and suffers from a loss of manual dexterity. His skin integrity has considerably lessened. He also has a slight visual and cognitive impairment. 

John is keen to maintain his independence for as long as possible but his reduced appetite and difficulty in preparing nutritious meals means that he lacks energy he needs to do the things he loves. He is concerned about his weight loss and also feels worried about going out to meet his friends and family in case he falls again.

John and grandson