Eating & Nutritional Issues in Dementia Care
This session will provide caregivers with in-depth information about possible factors that affect intake for individuals with dementia. It will also help them identify concerns and intervene to promote safe and effective eating behaviors and programs throughout the progression of the disease. The program will cover a variety of strategies and techniques to help caregivers effectively notice and address concerns and progress, provide the ‘just right’ amount and type of assistance, create environments and set-ups that help with meals, and maximizes the dining experience for people with dementia throughout their life.This webinar is appropriate for skilled nursing, assisted living and home and community based providers.
By the completion of the presentation, attendees 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 point.
· Determine whether nutrition and eating support is being optimized at each level based on the person’s abilities, needs, and disease status.
Presenter: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, President, Positive Approach, LLC, Efland, NC Today’s Voice for Dementia, Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators for anyone living with dementia.Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist with 40 years of rich and varied clinical and academic experience. She graduated from Duke University and has an MS degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Teepa has more than 35 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. She presents with extraordinary expertise and humor to audiences large and small throughout the world. Her company, Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) provides on-line and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the lay public, and people living with brain changes internationally. Her GEMS® State Model for understanding progression and change in ability, combined with her PAC™ Skills, form practical and effective strategies and techniques for individuals and agencies seeking to optimize care and support for those living with dementia and their care partners.
Who Should Attend: Administrators, Memory Care Staff, Dietary Staff, Nursing Staff, Staff Educators, Activities and Social Workers. Skilled nursing, assisted living, and home and community based providers.
CEU Info: This hour-long webinar is eligible for up to 1 CEU
Registration Fee Info: LAIN, IHPCO, and INALA Members will pay $70. Non-members will pay $95. (LAIN Samaritan Alliance members will pay $35. INALA Samaritan Alliance members will pay $53.)