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Dementia Care: Eating Strategies & Nutritional Awareness

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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a leading non-profit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a toll-free hot line, educational materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers, professional training and national standards of excellence in dementia care. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.

Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to in a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has 300 franchises in 39 states and one in Canada offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently, with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent, and affordable home care. Senior Helpers’ Senior Gems Program is the first of its kind in the in-home care industry. It is a step-by-step guide that teaches caregivers and families how to care for their beloved seniors through each stage of dementia and Alzheimer’s. The program aims to improve the lives of families touched by these debilitating diseases with local and national initiatives. For more information, please visit www.seniorhelpers.com.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

11:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Mountain / 1:00 PM Central / 2:00 PM Eastern

Part Three of “Moving Forward with Alzheimer’s & Dementia,” a three part series sponsored by Senior Helpers and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

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This web seminar will identify selected key factors that affect nutrition and eating when individuals have dementia, as well as identify signs that should raise concern. Intervention strategies to promote safe and effective eating behaviors and programs through the progression of the disease will be discussed. The program will cover a variety of strategies and techniques to help address concerns by sharing how to provide the right amount and types of assistance and environmental supports for people with dementia.

Participants in this web seminar will:

  • Discuss aspects of dementia that affect nutrition and oral intake.
  • Match common issues at each level of dementia to interventions that address nutritional or oral intake concerns at that stage.
  • Be able to determine whether nutrition and eating support is being optimized at each level based on the person’s abilities, needs, and disease status.
  • Earn one hour of  *free* continuing education credit by attending the event and completing a CEU survey

Presenter:

Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has over 31 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University's School of Nursing and UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US & Canada. She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career.

 

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