Dementia Care: Nutritional Goals and Approaches

Dementia Care: Nutritional Goals and Approaches 

This course offers quick tips for how to deal with different eating issues and nutritional needs as well as how to assess changes in eating habits that could be indicators of more serious health problems.

$15.99

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-DCNGA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933604

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-DCNGA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Understand the food and fluid needs for a person with Alzheimer's
Utilize methods to help meet those needs, as recommended by the Alzheimer's Association
Set nutritional goals for the person with Alzheimer's

Outline:

1.       Maria and weight loss



2.       Understanding food and fluid needs



a.       Promoting proper nutrition and hydration



3.       How to help with food and fluid needs



a.       If someone is losing weight



                                                               i.      Tips to enhance mealtimes



                                                             ii.      Things to watch for during mealtimes



b.       If someone easts off other’s plates



c.       If someone refuses to eat



4.       Feeding Tubes



a.       Liquid-only diet



5.       Activity – Helping with eating issues



6.       Weight loss is common with memory loss



a.       Alzheimer’s Association recommendation



b.       Set goals



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Instructor: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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