Understanding Dementia and Supporting Mealtimes

When:  Jun 28, 2023 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

This webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Education Centre and the Dietitians Australia Policy and Advocacy Team as part of the Advocacy Insights webinar series (2023). 

28 June 2023 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEST, Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane time)
28 June 2023 at 11:30am - 12:30pm (ACST)
28 June 2023 at 10:00am - 11:00pm (AWST)

About the webinar: 

Would you like to increase your confidence in supporting people living with dementia? Help your clients reduce the risk of weight loss or malnutrition? 

This webinar will provide an overview of dementia, the main causes of dementia as well a different signs and symptoms associated with the disease. Good nutrition is essential to keep the body strong and healthy. For those living with dementia, as the disease progresses, loss of appetite and weight loss are common concerns. This webinar will arm you with practical skills to support those living with dementia at mealtimes, to increase intakes (as it can be challenging and sometimes you need to be very creative). Come along to also gain useful tips on how to advocate for dietetic services in an aged care, particularly for those living with dementia. 


Renee Borg holds a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Renee began working as a dietitian in 2019 in NSW. Since then her career has led to specialising in aged care, with a passion for supporting those living with Dementia. She spent the first three years of her career working in acute, rehab and palliative care hospitals as well as in residential aged care homes. Renee has been working for HammondCare for a total of three and a half years where she is the sole dietitian for HammondCare’s Sydney and Wollongong Residential Aged Care Facilities. Renee believes in a food first approach to practice and is a strong advocate for individualised nutrition recommendations and relationship-based, person centred care. Renee has a strong passion for food and nutrition which she is able to utilise in her role working alongside chefs, cooks, care staff and key stakeholders and to provide a nourishing, delicious and enjoyable dining experience for residents.

Continuing professional development: 

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour. Member CPD logs will be updated automatically in the days following the event. 

Access details: 

Webinar access details will be sent out via email on 26 June 2023. The webinar recording will be emailed to registrants within 1-3 business days of the live event. 


Dietitians Australia members: $0 | Non-members: $35