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Activity Steps


Activity Number 157861. Level 2

Using a case study approach, the authors provide current information on the feeding of the person with advanced Alzheimer's disease (AD). They include information about the progression of AD, the issues of weight loss, and the need for hydration and other options to tube feeding. In addition, the authors explain why advance care planning related to nutrition is crucial for such patients, especially with respect to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Purpose of Activity

To gain knowledge about recent updates on feeding individuals who have late-stage or advanced Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the trajectory of AD, with a focus on nutrition aspects.
  2. Describe current research study findings on the nutritional implications of AD.
  3. Identify approaches to swallowing assessments and feeding interventions to improve nutritional status for individuals with advanced AD.
Price: $17.95


  • CDR 1.0 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.0 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Level 2. Activity Number 157861.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0920DP
Published: Sep/Oct 2020
Expires: 9/2/2022
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 14/20 (70%)
Authors: Margaret Clifton, DO; William Miller Johnstone, III, PhD, MD; Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN