Unintended Weight Loss in Older Adults
INTERVENTIONS FOR UNINTENDED WEIGHT LOSS IN OLDER ADULTS
Older adults are often at increased risk for unintended weight loss. Dietitians need to be equipped with the tools to provide appropriate interventions to address unintended weight loss. This course will look at increasing calories through food first, medical nutrition supplements and tube feeding with ethical considerations. Every step of the nutrition care process will be looked from assessment to monitoring and evaluation. After this course the dietitian will confident in providing interventions with optimal outcomes for unintended weight loss in older adults.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand the physiology of aging.


  • Determine when to use food, supplements, or tube feedings to address unintended weight loss in older adults.


  • Recognize potential ethical considerations in tube feeding in older adults.


  • Feel more confident in providing successful outcomes for unintended weight loss in older adults.
Live Event Date: Jul 18, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 4190, 5000, 5100, 5410
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 10.2.8, 10.2.9
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND
Katie Dodd

Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, lives in Medford, OR and works at VA as a home care dietitian. Katie is the founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog and is a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition. Katie is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is actively involved in leadership within the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group and Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is mom to Gavin and Emily. In her spare time she enjoys cross fit, running, spending time with family, going to church, and blogging.

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