Course Code: REL-PAC-0-DCNGA
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
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
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
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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