In elderly patients, failure to thrive describes a state of decline that is multifactorial and may be caused by chronic concurrent diseases and functional impairments. Manifestations of this condition include weight loss, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, and inactivity.
FTT in older adults has been described as “a syndrome manifested by weight loss greater than 5% of baseline, decreased appetite, poor nutrition, and inactivity.
The National Institute of Aging describes failure to thrive (FTT) as a syndrome of weight loss, decreased appetite and poor nutrition, and.
Care guide for Failure to Thrive in Older Adults. Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care.
The analogy between the "failure-to-thrive" syndrome of childhood and a symptom complex seen in adult neurology is described. Adults presenting with a variety.