Dining and Dementia-Friendly Communication

DESCRIPTION:

Food service workers are important members of care team in many senior living and nursing care settings, but may lack understanding of how dementia may impact the behavior and needs of persons they are serving. This program provides a brief overview of the Dementia Friendly movement, then describes how dementia may impact people using food services, and approaches that staff may use to help the person living with dementia be as successful as possible. Author: McKenna Kephart, UI College of Nursing Honors Student.