Malnutrition and Muscle Loss: Healthy Aging
Course Description:In this course, you’ll describe the effect of aging on muscle health, eating habits and nutrition knowledge among community-dwelling older adults; compare and contrast conditions of sarcopenia and frailty; and explain the effects of nutrition interventions on muscle and strength over time (as observed in the SHIELD study). Originally presented at the 119th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference as a live webinar on June 22, 2021.
- CDR Level: 2
- Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.2.1
- Run Time: 17
Course Instructor Bio(s)
Samuel Th Chew, MB, BCH, BAO, FRCP, FAMS
Adj Assoc Professor Samuel Chew is a Senior Consultant at the Geriatric Medicine Department, Changi General Hospital, Singhealth CGH Campus. He is a tutor for the Centre of Healthcare Simulation at NUS and the Geriatric Medicine Modular Training Program, Academy of Medicine Singapore and Chapter of Geriatrician, College of Physicians Singapore. He is also faculty member for the Singhealth Residency Program in Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.
He received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1997; a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics from University College London in 2007 and specialist training in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine from the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board in UK in 2009. He went on to obtain his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2013 and Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 2014. He has been working at Changi General Hospital since October 2010.
He has a deep passion in delivering evidence-based individualised care for geriatric patients, teaching undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees, and the application of health-care technology in the real-world clinical setting. Clinical work includes acute geriatric medicine, geriatric rehabilitation, management of multi-morbidity in the acute and ambulatory setting, pressure injury prevention, management of malnutrition and sarcopenia in older adults. Current research areas include nutritional health, sarcopenia, clinical pharmacology, pressure injury prevention and cognitive impairment in the older population.
Carla Prado, PhD, RD
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