Institute for Excellence in Memory Care Announces Dining with Alzheimer's Course

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December 14, 2018
SOUTH BEND, IN, December 14, 2018 - The Institute for Excellence in Memory Care, a division of Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Indiana, will offer "Dining with Alzheimer's-Maintaining Nutrition with Cognitive Loss" on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, Indiana, 46545 from 10:00 am to noon. This course satisfies two HFA CE hours.
The dining experience is not just the time to nourish the body, but a time to nourish the soul. Food is associated with nurturing, celebrations, family, and memories. When cognitive impairment is a guest in the dining room, it can put a person at risk for good nutrition. This training will focus on:
  • How cognitive changes can influence nutrition and hydration
  • Person Centered Care
  • Impacts on a dining experience
  • How to create a supported dining experience 
Patricia Piechocki, CTRS, QMCP, CDCP is the instructor for the course. She is the IEMC Program Director, a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist who has worked in the memory care field for more than 25 years. Piechocki is certified through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America as a Certified Dementia Care Partner, and is an Expressive Arts Care Train the Trainer through the University of Indianapolis. She specializes in the development and management of specialized memory care programs, dementia care programming, person-centered dementia care, training and consulting, resident assessment, mentoring dementia care directors and activity staff, and volunteer development for memory care.
For pricing and registration for this training, click here
About The Institute of Excellence in Memory Care
The Institute of Excellence in Memory Care, a division of Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, provides professional dementia care consultation and training for healthcare providers who want to offer superior memory care, outpace their competitors, and create a true person-centered care model. 
Susan Cox, Marketing Manager
(800) 552-2916 ext. 7197