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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Joy Douglas, PhD, MS

Scholar, 2022

Dr. Douglas is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition, a Registered Dietitian, and a   Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition. Her research involves   nutritional issues in older adults, particularly those with Alzheimer's   disease and related dementias (ADRD). Prior to coming to academia, she   provided clinical nutrition services to older adults in acute and long term   care settings, where she was regularly challenged by the mealtime   difficulties and malnutrition that she encountered in older adults with ADRD.   That bedside experience is the driving force for her research interest in   this area and provides her with a real-life perspective as she works to   improve mealtime experiences and nutritional intake among older adults with   ADRD. In the coming years, she hopes to implement and evaluate interventions   to reduce mealtime distress for individuals with ADRD and their caregivers   through caregiver training programs.

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