Feature ArticlesCE: Malnutrition in Older AdultsMangels, Ann Reed PhD, RD, FADA Author Information Ann Reed Mangels is a registered dietitian, and was formerly an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a member of the speaker's bureau of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Contact author: [email protected]. The author and planners have disclosed no other potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. AJN, American Journal of Nursing: March 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 3 - p 34-41 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000530915.26091.be Buy CE Test Metrics AbstractIn Brief Older adults are at risk for compromised nutritional status because of physical changes associated with aging, as well as cognitive, psychological, and social factors such as dementia, depression, isolation, and limited income. Malnutrition negatively affects quality of life, increases health care costs, and increases the risk of short-term mortality. Nurses and other members of interdisciplinary health care teams play important roles in preventing malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults and in older adults in long-term care settings. This article provides an overview of screening tools and interventions nurses can use to minimize the risk of malnutrition in older adults. A review of the many cognitive, psychological, social, and economic factors that can affect the nutritional status of older adults, and how nurses can intervene to prevent and address malnutrition in these patients. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.