Nutrition and Parkinson's disease:
what the health professional needs to know
(a seminar presented by Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD) 

 

LEARNER EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: 
Upon completion of this seminar the individual will be able to : 

  1. Identify common nutrition-related conditions occurring in patients with Parkinson's disease.  
  2. Assess need for nutrition interventions for:   
    • constipation   
    • bone thinning   
    • gastroesophageal reflux disease   
    • unplanned weight loss   
    • motor complications due to levodopa use 
  3. Suggest nutrition interventions for: 
    • maintaining bone density  
    • managing gastroesophageal reflux disease  
    • maintaining weight  
    • avoiding protein-levodopa interactions 

 

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES: 
This seminar will provide registered dietitians and registered dietetic technicians with the information needed to allow them to demonstrate: 

 

TIMING OUTLINE: 
Introduction5 minutes
Seminar90 minutes
Discussion15 minutes

TARGET AUDIENCE:
The target audience is registered dietitians and registered dietetic technicians. The seminar will benefit those working in acute and subacute environments, community health, clinics, home health care, long term care, assisted living centers, and other settings. 

QUALIFICATIONS OF SPEAKER: see curriculum vitae

AUDIOVISUAL REQUIREMENTS:
Overhead projector 
VHS tape player / monitor 

CPE CATEGORY: Category II
Continuing education units: 2 hours 

For further information e-mail: FiveStar Living 

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