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Providing Safe and Effective Nutrition for People with Dementia

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

As we age, our nutritional needs change, and concerns arise around safety and feeding abilities. This presentation will identify the unique concerns and needs of people with dementia, and provide tips on how to assist in addressing these needs. In addition, the web seminar will describe challenges of using Meals on Wheels for people with dementia.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify at least two unique concerns around safety and nutrition in people with dementia;
  • List at least three ways to address these nutrition concerns;
  • Describe challenges of using Meals on Wheels for people with dementia living alone; and,
  • Describe at least two approaches that can be used to address these challenges.

Presenters:

Photo of Janet McKeeJanet McKee is president and proprietor of Nutritious Lifestyles, a nationwide dietetics consulting company. Janet and her staff consult with the food-service and healthcare industries, and provide individual medical nutritional therapy services to numerous populations, including geriatric clients in residential facilities.

 

 

 

Liz Weaver, MS, LSW, has worked for 40 years in a variety of roles in community-based organizations and long-term care. She serves as the project manager for the Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Grant, one component of which is to identify and serve people with dementia who are living alone in the community.

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