Sarcopenia and Interventions to Improve Function

Sarcopenia is a critical topic due to the increasing number of individuals developing or at risk for developing this condition after being discharged from the hospital, or in conjunction with other factors such as aging and obesity. This webinar is aimed to discuss sarcopenia within various populations and conditions, as well as address treatment interventions including early mobility and diet modifications in order to improve daily function/living in these individuals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the evidence-based definition of sarcopenia and link to clinically meaningful distal outcomes.
  2. Describe sarcopenia in the obese individual and interventions that may impact functional outcomes.
  3. Discuss risk factors for malnutrition and sarcopenia in a national representative sample of older adults.

Faculty & Topics
Sarcopenia: Current Definitions and Emerging Treatments
Roger A. Fielding, PhD, Associate Center Director, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University; Director and Senior Scientist, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory; Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University School of Medicine; Associate Director, Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Boston, MA

Sarcopenic Obesity: The Role of Diet and Physical Activity
Kathryn Starr, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Risk Factors for Malnutrition and Sarcopenia in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Rose Ann di Maria-Ghalilli, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, Professor of Nursing, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional and Collaborative Research, Doctoral Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Rose Ann di Maria-Ghalilli, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-117-L04-