Subject: Webinar on Diet and Alzheimer’s Dec. 7

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A Joint Webinar Presentation - Can Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease? What Every Health Professional Should Know - Earn 1.5 CPEUs - Presented by SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD, and Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD, on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 2-3:30 PM EST
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is currently the 5th leading cause of death in those 65 and older, and by 2050, estimates predict that 16 million people will have the disease. Translation? One person every 33 seconds will be diagnosed with AD.

Mounting evidence is pointing to the Western diet as a likely culprit behind AD, as it is with other chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Individuals with high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure also have an increased risk of AD. Some autopsy studies reveal as many as 80% of those with AD also have cardiovascular disease. While there is no known cure for AD, dietary changes can reduce the risk of developing this devastating disease.

With rising numbers of all types of dementia (AD accounts for 60-80%), it is crucial for registered dietitian nutritionists to stay abreast of the latest research. This session will provide a meta-analysis of the research behind the Alzheimer’s-Diet connection, review other diets currently being touted for dementia prevention, and clearly outline the science behind foods that can help nourish and protect the brain from AD.

Learning Objectives
After completing this continuing education activity, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
  1. Identify modifiable risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease development
  2. Understand the connection between diet and brain health
  3. Verbalize the science behind foods that have mind nourishing attributes
  4. Understand how to help clients incorporate brain-healthy foods into their daily diets
Price: $34.95
($27.50 with free BDA membership)
1.5 CPEUs
Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes: 4040, 4190, 5090, 5300
Performance Indicators: 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 9.4.5, 4.1.2
Level: 1
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Registration will take place on the Becky Dorner & Associates website.
Purchase the 7 credit The Alzheimers Prevention Food Guide and receive the webinar for free.
About Our Presenters
Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, specializing in geriatric nutrition. Sue has spent the past 25 years of her nutrition career working with those living the later years of their lives, both individuals in pursuit of nutritional health and longevity and those at life’s end. Nutrition and aging is her passion. After losing her mother to Alzheimer’s, Sue has had a special interest in helping others find ways to ward off this mind-and-body debilitating disease.

In addition to creating and implementing quality nutrition and menu services for her clients, Sue and her business partner of 22 years also provide contract work for more than 50 dietitians in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas and Utah. Sue is popular on the media circuit as a speaker for nutrition and aging seminars in the northwest and has worked on multiple nutrition publications and articles on this topic. She thoroughly enjoys meeting and working with her clients, especially those living into their 8th, 9th and 10th decades of life. Sue learns valuable life lessons from her oldest clients that she is fortunate enough to meet.

SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD, is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Idaho. She is a nutrition communications professional, a registered dietitian nutritionist and educator. Her current research focuses on investigating the dietary practices of centenarians from around the world, chronic disease prevention and diabetes. The author of many journal articles and textbook chapters, SeAnne is also a sought-after nutrition expert for websites, newspapers, and local television networks.

She is a 2014 recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Outstanding Dietitian Award and the University of Idaho Outreach and Engagement Excellence Award 2015. SeAnne and her husband live in Boise, Idaho, with adult children residing across the USA. Dr. Waite’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease several years ago. She now resides at an assisted living center where they specialize in memory care. She has experienced firsthand all of the horrible stories people tell you about AD. Her mom who was the sweetest person, who never swore in her life, became mean and ornery, often hitting her care givers. She tried to escape from every facility that she was in and succeeded in some cases, jeopardizing her life. It is her passion to help prevent this disease as much as possible through what she has learned about the link of AD to diet.

Together, Sue and SeAnne have recently presented a TEDx Talk on eating to 100 and have published an Amazon bestseller, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide. It is available for $14.99 through their website thecentenariandiet.com
Disclosures
Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD, and SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD, have no relevant disclosures to report. Both presenters have certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.