Nutrition in older adults during COVID-19 times – immunity, isolation and food: advice and practical solutions

Free
Professional Development
1h
About the webinar:

In this webinar, international authority on nutrition, ageing and aged care, Ngaire Hobbins will explore why older adults are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and the seasonal flu. She will discuss the challenges facing aged care – residential and community – and share practical solutions to help dietitians overcome these challenges to support the health and wellbeing of our older adults. Utilising the new quality standards and focusing on the latest evidence, guideline recommendations and developing theories on nutrition and COVID-19, Ngaire will explain the preventative steps to minimise infection risk, maintain capacity during isolation (or semi-isolation) and recovery strategies.

 

About the speaker:

Ngaire Hobbins is an Accredited Practising Dietitian specialisation in ageing, aged care, brain health and dementia for over 20 years. Ngaire’s passion lies in supporting all older people to enjoy independent, productive and fulfilling lives in their later years.

Ngaire is especially skilled at translating complex science into accessible language, offering sensible, practical advice for everyday people. Her three books: Eat To Cheat Ageing, Eat To Cheat Dementia and Better Brain Food (Brain Food in USA and Canada), provide evidence-based advice in everyday language about the unique nutrition needs of ageing and offer guidance on how age-appropriate food combines with activity to avoid malnutrition-related physical and mental decline.

Ngaire provides clinical nutrition services in the community and in long term care to older adults, has been a clinical lecturer at the Wicking Dementia Centre, University of Tasmania, is a member of the Policy Council at Council On the Ageing (COTA) Tasmania and chair of the Tasmanian division of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

She is an engaging, informative speaker to professional and non-professional audiences, an outspoken advocate for the dignity and rights of those in aged care, challenges ageism and is an enthusiastic proponent of active ageing strategies.

 

Supported by Abbott

 

CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.

 

Webinar Files

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Presented By
Ngaire Hobbins