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Nutrition and the Aging Brain in Cancer Care — RN and Allied Health Lecture

December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UNC Lineberger Cancer Network Presents an RN and Allied Health Lecture with “FREE CNE, ACPE, and ASRT continuing education credits


Melissa Walter, MPH, RDN, LDN

Melissa Walter, MPH, RDN, LDN

(YUM) good living
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Nutrition and the Aging Brain in Cancer Care


Lecture Description

Our brains change as we age. These alterations within the grey matter becomes more complicated when a patient undergoes radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Melissa Walter will guide us in how we can maintain brain health while managing weight gain or loss and controlling nausea.

Lecture Objectives:
  • Describe brain and neurological changes that occur as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments in cancer care.
  • Identify critical elements of a diet that provides support for age-related changes in brain function and cognition.
  • Discuss ways to provide basic nutrition support and to make dietitian referrals to lessen cognitive and neurological impacts of chemotherapy and radiation.

Please note that all objectives are fine for pharmacists, but only objective 1 would apply to techs.



Lecture Resources:


December 11, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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UNC Lineberger Cancer Network
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