Community Dwelling Elderly in Singapore: The State of Nutrition and Muscle Health

Program Date: 30 January 2021
Publication Date: 11 March 2021
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 0.5; Dietitian CPEU: 0.5

Course Description:

In Part 1 of this Asia Pacific Center hosted course, you will learn the background and rationale for the SHIELD (Strengthening Health In ELDerly through nutrition) study; discuss the methodology and results of the SHIELD study; and identify possible interventions to improve muscle health and nutrition in community dwelling older adults. Originally presented as a live webinar on 30 January 2021.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain the background and rationale for the SHIELD study. 
  • Discuss the methodology and results of the SHIELD study.
  • Identify possible interventions to improve muscle health and nutrition in community dwelling older adults.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Performance Indicators: 6.2.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.4
  • Media Format(s): video
  • Run Time: 30

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Agnes Siew Ling Tey, PhD

Senior Clinical Scientist
Abbott Nutrition Research and Development
Asia Pacific Center

Agnes Siew Ling Tey is a Senior Clinical Scientist at Abbott Nutrition Research and Development (ANRD) Asia Pacific Center in Singapore since 2016. Prior to joining Abbott, Agnes was a Research Fellow at A*STAR, Singapore for over three years. Agnes has a BCApSc, an MSc with distinction and a PhD in Human Nutrition. All three degrees were obtained from the University of Otago, New Zealand and she did her first postdoctoral research in the same university. Agnes has over 40 publications including international peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter, and an evidence-based position statement for the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand. Her research interests lie in the innovative dietary approaches for the prevention and management of cardiometabolic diseases, obesity, and malnutrition in diverse population groups.
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