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Food for Thought

  • St. Joseph Parish, Trenton 2565 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 United States (map)

     Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can make good nutrition a challenge. 90% of persons with Alzheimer’s lose weight. Those with late-stage AD are at risk for malnutrition due to problems with eating and swallowing difficulties. This presentation looks at: Mealtime challenges for persons with dementia; Possible cause for not eating - including vision changes; Maximizing nutrition; Tips for increasing calories for poor appetites; Environmental changes to improve mealtime; Weight gain by eating too much; Dehydration; Foods that can lead to choking. Mealtime is about way more than eating. As dementia expert Sue Coppola states, “Mealtimes are one of the most important temporal anchors that people with Alzheimer’s have, marking morning, mid-day, and evening each day.” 


Later Event: April 14
Caregiver Support Group