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There is a difference in nutritional needs in the elderly compared to younger adults.CorrectIncorrect
The elderly needs fewer calories and fewer vitamins and minerals in their food.CorrectIncorrect
Any weight loss or weight gain in a patient should be reported to a supervisor.CorrectIncorrect
Protein needs increase during acute illness or surgery.CorrectIncorrect
A diet that does not contain needed amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals may slow the healing of a wound.CorrectIncorrect
Someone who cannot eat enough food at a meal because of fatigue or poor appetite must wait until the next meal to eat (it is healthier to eat only three meals per day).CorrectIncorrect
Signs of malnutrition include tiredness, weight loss and slow healing of a wound or sore.CorrectIncorrect
In the elderly, decreased thirst and poor intake of fluids could lead to dehydration.CorrectIncorrect
A person whose body severely lacks fluid can suffer heart and blood vessel collapse and even death if not treated quickly.CorrectIncorrect
When you pinch the skin on the back of someone’s hand, it will spring back to normal quickly if the person is dehydrated.CorrectIncorrect