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Preventing falls in older adults: A focus on diet and screening sarcopenia

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Preventing falls in older adults: A focus on diet and screening sarcopenia

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Good nutrition is vital for healthy ageing, with older adults encouraged to consume adequate amounts of vitamin D, calcium, and protein for muscle and bone strength. However, the benefits of other aspects of diet go beyond the aforementioned nutrients for musculoskeletal health. This talk will discuss the importance of emerging dietary evidence, especially in context of bioactivities from vegetables. This will be supported by providing clinicians with the latest Australian clinical guidelines on sarcopenia and treatment/prevention strategies. Join Injury Matters with guest presenters Dr Marc Sim and Dr Cassandra Smith from Edith Cowan University, as we explore:

  • The latest research on dietary intake and falls risk in older adults
  • Key nutrients older adults need to be incorporating in their diet
  • How to incorporate them into an individual’s diet (recipe development)
  • Screening for nutritional deficiencies and falls in older adults
  • Nutrition and exercise-based strategies following diagnosis of sarcopenia

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Coffee, tea, and light refreshment will be provided.

Event program

4:30pm: Registrations and networking

5:00pm: Introduction, Injury Matters

5:05pm: The latest evidence on nutrition and falls, Dr Marc Sim, Edith Cowan University

5:55pm: Activity – recipe development, Injury Matters

6:20pm: Screening and exercise prescription for sarcopenia in older adults, Dr Cassandra Smith, Edith Cowan University

6:55pm: Conclusion and close

This workshop aims to:

  • Increase knowledge of the latest nutrition research to prevent falls in older adults
  • Increase awareness of how to incorporate nutrition-based strategies among older adults who are at risk of falls
  • Increase skills in using appropriate screening tools to identify sarcopenia in at-risk older adults
  • Increase confidence in their role in linking the relationship between dietary intake and falls risk

Who should attend?

This workshop would be suitable for nutritionists, dieticians, public health nutritionists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and exercise physiologists who work with older adults.

Injury Matters Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Participants may request a refund or transfer their registration to another person if they are unable to attend.
  • Cancellation or requests to transfer registration to another person must be received in writing by emailing [email protected] within three(3) working days of the workshop.
  • No tentative bookings will be accepted.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations received within two (2) working days of the start of the workshop will incur the full fee.

If you are experiencing financial hardship but would like to attend this workshop, please contact [email protected] so we can accommodate for your needs.


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