Lecturer in Health Sciences
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
Her expertise is in hydration among older people – and especially those in care homes.
MSc, Health Sciences
BSc (Hons), Nursing Studies
Registered General Nurse
Science Codex online
Lead author, Dr Diane Bunn, from UEA's School of Health Sciences, said: "When we analysed the results of all the simple tests, we found that none of them were able to accurately identify people with dehydration, and we recommend that they are withdrawn from practice. "Whilst blood tests are the most accurate way of telling if someone is dehydrated, this is expensive and not easily done in care homes unless a doctor orders the test. We really need an inexpensive easy-to-do test for dehydration in older people, and one which works."view more
2019 Invited Speaker
2019 Invited Speaker
2017 Swansea, Wales
2015 & 2016
2016 Norwich, U.K.
Observational research suggests that micronutrients may be protective for sarcopenia, a key health issue during ageing, potentially via effects on hormone synthesis and metabolism. We aimed to carry out a systematic review of RCTs investigating effects of increasing dietary or supplemental micronutrient intake on sex hormones and IGF-1 in individuals aged 45 years or older.
The ideal proportion of energy from fat in our food and its relation to body weight is not clear. In order to prevent overweight and obesity in the general population, we need to understand the relationship between the proportion of energy from fat and resulting weight and body fatness in the general population.
Low-intake dehydration is common in older people because of age-related physical, physiological, cognitive and psychological changes, and care home residents are at increased risk. Signs and symptoms commonly used to detect dehydration are ineffective at doing so in care home residents.
Low-intake dehydration, due to insufficient beverage intake, is common in older people and associated with increased mortality and morbidity. We aimed to document the drinking patterns of older adults living in long-term care and compared patterns in those drinking well with those not drinking enough.
To assess the diagnostic accuracy of commonly used signs and symptoms of low-intake dehydration in older care home residents.