Monday, August 17

Eating Despite Alzheimer's


Eating's challenges grow as skills fade in dementia. Hospitals and care homes can be particularly challenging at mealtime. See Teepa Snow's expert tips on making these meals flow better and be healthier.

This video is an excerpt from Teepa Snow's latest DVD, "The Inevitable Hospital Stay - How to Advocate for Your Loved One with Dementia."

This video clip is an excerpt of "The Inevitable Hospital Stay - How to Advocate for Your Loved One with Dementia", a 2 hour training DVD for Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers, with Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA.

Learn with Teepa Snow:
   - Why hospitals are the most dangerous place for people with dementia, and how you can positively impact the outcome of your loved one's stay
   - Which possible problems may arise, and how to overcome them
   - How to ask the right questions and make the best choices when speaking to medical staff
   - Which drugs are commonly prescribed in hospitals that can have severe side effects for your person with dementia
   - How to detect pain and find comforting solutions
   - Which items to discuss with family members and how to work as a team throughout this journey

  • Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida

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  1. On our Geriatrics unit, if someone is not able to cut their meat, we send a request to dietary to have meats already chopped so the person with dementia does not feel bad that they are not able to cut it up themselves. If they are unable to use a spoon we request soup in a cup. We also get a list of preferences from the family upon admission.. as well as dislikes. We request snacks between meals as well, especially for those who do not eat large meals.

  2. Great ideas to implement at home as well. Makes a lot of sense about the snacks. Thanks.


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