Gerontology and Nutrition

Writing Assignment
Total possible points: 100

Intro: One in every 4 Americans will die of heart disease. These numbers have not changed in over 20 years.

In a minimum 5 page (includes cover and reference page), double spaced document, discuss the effects of Heart Disease with advanced age. You are

always welcome to go over 5 pages, (do what you need to do to get your points across). Be sure to discuss which physiological (body) systems are

affected by heart disease and how are they affected. What are the differences to consider if the patient has had the disease for 25 years or was

recently diagnosed? What is different between the well-controlled heart disease client and the uncontrolled client in advanced age (what body

parts are affected and how)? What special nutrition related considerations might there be for the elderly patient with heart disease as opposed

to a 35 year old patient? Please include a cover sheet and reference page so minimum length is 5 pages.

Appropriate sources for current research on this topic are peer-reviewed research articles (try searching in PubMed via the library – The

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an example of a peer-reviewed journal, or your book, or the references in your book at the

end of this chapter, or American Heart Association, or American Medical Association). Cite all your sources in the text ex: (Robinson, 2014)

please and the full reference at the end on the reference page. If you don’t know already, peer reviewed means that other health professionals

have reviewed it and think the document is legit. Non-peer reviewed is someone just writing their opinion in an article or blog and it is just

that…their opinion. Do not use opinions. Please have a cover page and a reference page so the total number of pages you are submitting is 5 or

more. Again, can you go over 6 pages?…. of course, make it good. I would love that your enjoyed writing this and learned a lot and did not

think it was a chore and all you are doing is counting pages and words. Remember, your parents, grandparents, relatives, neighbors, patients,

current and future spouses and maybe even yourself might be one of those 1 in 4. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.

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