The Aging Gut: Changes in Function and Strategies for Management
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning
• Describe how changes in the aging gut impact digestion and absorption, as well as bowel function, in order to plan nutrition strategies.
• Assess digestive function and symptoms in an older patient based on understanding of changes in the gut and the gut microbiome resulting from aging, diseases, and their treatments.
• Develop a nutrition care plan that considers structural disease related, and treatment related changes in the gastrointestinal tract and improves digestive symptoms and nutrition status.