Overview: This session will provide caregivers with in-depth information about possible factors that affect intake for individuals with
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.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- 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.
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.
The speaker does not have any real or perceived conflicts of interest related to this presentation.
Registration Information and Fees:
Registration for a member facility is $70. Fees are per connection at a facility and include electronic handout and one connection line to the live webinar. Connection instructions and handout materials will be emailed to the contact person listed on the registration 1-2 days prior to the program.
Continuing Education Credit and Policy:
Nursing Home Administrator
SDAHO is the South Dakota affiliate of LeadingAge, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing home administration by the South Dakota Board of Nursing Facility Administrators. There are 1.2 contact hours available per session to nursing home administrators for participation in this education.
SDAHO is approved as a provider for continuing education by the South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners, 135 East Illinois, Suite 214, Spearfish, SD 57783, SDBSWE Approval Period: January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020, Provider #1012. Social workers will receive up to 1.2 continuing education contact hours or 0.12 CEU’s at this education.
(Tuesday) 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm CST