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This unique, concise ready reference for daily use collates for the first time the most useful, practical and simple assessment scales used in geriatric settings. It provides tools to identify clinical conditions and health outcomes objectively and reliably. It is essential as a clinical primer and everyday reference guide for all practising and training members of multidisciplinary teams, including consultants and doctors in specialist training, career grade doctors and general practitioners, and medical students; nurses, health visitors, dieticians, and social workers; allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists; and managers of elderly care services.

Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Self-Instructional Approaches covers the fundamentals of basic nutrition, and then nutrition as therapy, in both adults and children. It is designed to work as a traditional text or a self-instructional text that allows for distance-learning and self-paced instruction. Progress checks throughout each chapter and chapter post-tests help students to evaluate their comprehension of key information. The Fifth Edition has been completely revised and updated to include My Pyramid and corresponding DRIs and all of the all figures and tables have been revised.