The Nutritional and Hydration Needs of the Elderly Person

This micro skills course describes the nutritional and hydration needs of older people and offers guidance on how best to manage the risk of malnutrition and dehydration amongst the elderly.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
NHS Health Education England

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Explain why elderly people are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition and dehydration;
  2. Identify some common symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration;
  3. Describe how to reduce the risk of malnutrition and dehydration amongst the elderly

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.