Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

July-01-15 - Nutrition Considerations in Advanced Dementia

In this presentation, Dr. Clark will review the technical aspects of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement and summarize current recommendations for tube nutrition in advanced dementia. He will discuss meaningful informed consent provided to surrogate decision-makers considering PEG placement in demented patients. In addition, he will discuss the role of advanced care planning in facilitating decisions regarding tube nutrition.

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W. David Clark, MD received his degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He also has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is currently a clinical associate professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, and he is a member of the Palliative Care Team at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Clark's specialties include family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.

About GLS

The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here. Registration for the 2015 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open.

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