For individuals with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia, mealtime is one of many challenges. Through online lessons, recipe videos and a knowledge check, caregivers will learn best practices for meeting an elder’s nutritional needs, safe consumption of food and beverages, maintaining independence while dining, including food preferences and meeting expectations, and identifying and correcting sources of difficult behaviors during mealtime.
List guidelines for providing enough nutrition and fluids for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Identify key practices for serving food and drinks to be safely consumed by the elder.
Outline the ways for individuals to eat as independently as possible.
Apply principles of cooking to serve food that appeals to the elder’s senses.
List mealtime modifications for specific behaviors displayed by those with Alzheimer’s disease.