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AMDA's 2017 Annual Conference


SA22 - Food for Thought: Nutrition and Weight Loss in Persons with Dementia - Strategies in PA/LTC


Mar 18, 2017 4:00pm ‐ Mar 18, 2017 5:30pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00

Description

This session will discuss the pathophysiological and behavioral changes affecting adequate nutritional status and weight in persons with dementia. The talk will cover evidence-based recommendations for recognition, assessment, and management of nutritional problems and weight loss associated with dementia in the PA/LTC environment. Non-pharmacologic strategies for optimization will be presented, and recommendations for appropriate use of pharmacologic agents will be discussed. Patient-centered management of nutrition near the end-of-life will be reviewed.

Interactive case-based scenarios will be utilized during the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the specific physiologic mechanisms and behavioral changes impacting nutrition and weight loss in persons with dementia.
  • List evidence-based guideline recommendations for nutrition in persons with dementia.
  • Describe obstacles, effective interventions, and outcomes related to feeding, weight loss, and nutrition in persons with dementia in the PA/LTC environment.
  • Discuss evidence-based recommendations for the use of pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic interventions in persons with dementia and weight loss in the PA/LTC setting, including those with advanced dementia near the end-of-life.

Speaker(s):

  • Kenya Rivas Valesquez, MD, CMD, Assistant Professor of Geriatrics, Nova Southeastern University Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Credits

  • 1.50 - Clinical
  • 1.50 - CME

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