Nutrition and Dementia Prevention: Limitations of Current Research – Short Course

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Course Expires February 21, 2026
Credits: 2 (1 Ethics CPE)
Accreditations: CDR
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Learn more about the limitation in the existing nutrition clinical trials on the relationship between nutrition and dementia prevention with this case-study based CPE program.

Receive the required Ethics CPE with this course!

This course requires reading of an article which presents the perspective of the Nutrition for Dementia Prevention Working Group. It outlines limitations in the existing nutrition clinical trials on the relationship between nutrition and dementia prevention. The Working Group outlines the challenges of designing nutrition research to examine the correlation between diet and dementia and proposes a roadmap for future studies in nutrition and dementia prevention.

A case-study based CPE program assists the learner to apply the information to their work setting.

Purchasing Options: This is available as eDocument + CPE Test only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Integrate new knowledge and skills into practice related to research on nutrition and development of dementia.
  2. Identify potential or existing opportunities and challenges in the design of dementia research studies.
  3. Identify gaps in evidence to determine research priorities for dementia research.
  4. Interpret and apply evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of individuals that develop dementia.

This course is intended for: RDNs

CDR Activity Number: 174739 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

      • 11.5 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice.
      • 4.2.1 Identifies potential or existing opportunities and challenges.
      • 6.1.1 Identifies gaps in evidence to determine research priorities.
      • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 8 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Nutrition state of science and dementia prevention: recommendations of the Nutrition for Dementia Prevention Working Group (a link to the document is included in the downloadable course document).

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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This continues to be a hot topic and yet is still unknown due to limitations listed in the required reading and self study course. This self study course is a good reminder of how research works, has limitations and what those limitations are.
- Nutrition and Dementia Prevention: Limitations of Current Research
Jamie Smith, MS, RD, CSG, LDN
It is important (actually vital) for the RDN to understand where the research and science lands on the topic of nutrition and dementia. This self study course was a bit more complicated program than the norm since it was evaluating and understanding the research and gaps in the area of nutrition and prevention of dementia. I believe this will open the eyes of many dietitians out in practice, especially those promoting specific diets for the prevention of dementia.
- Nutrition and Dementia Prevention: Limitations of Current Research
Sue Linja, RDN, LD
This is an excellent examination of the research on the role of nutrition in dementia prevention. I recently wrote a textbook chapter, requiring me to review the studies over the past 20 years, and agree with the conclusions of the working group who put forth this article. I think any nutrition professional could benefit from the required reading and the CPE program.
- Nutrition and Dementia Prevention: Limitations of Current Research
Brenda Burgin Ross, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

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