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The Warning Signs of Sudden Weight Loss in Older Adults

Tune into our live workshop with experts, Laura Cardella, Senior Clinical Dietitian at New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center, and Laurel Gumpert, Educational Program Coordinator at The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, to discuss the warning signs and causes of sudden weight loss in seniors.

Learn the triggers, symptoms, and treatment options for unintentional weight loss as well as understand the importance of nutrition and its connection to one’s physical and mental health. 

At The Kensington White Plains, our mission to improve and preserve the quality of life for every resident is a collaborative effort. To that end, we have built strong relationships with expert professionals who keep us current with the latest advances in care, management and treatment of conditions that affect seniors and their families. 

Learn More About:

– The stages of Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects eating, swallowing and the 5 senses

– How to make mealtimes more comfortable and potential causes of changes to eating habits with dementia

– Dysphagia, caregiving, and the importance of a holistic care team

– Possible causes of weight loss among the older adult population

– Complex connection between nutritional adequacy and physical and mental health

– Nutritional strategies and interventions based on etiology of the weight loss

Meet The Presenters:

Laura Cordella MS, RD, CDN is a Senior Clinical Dietitian at New York-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center. She specializes in treating eating disorders and disordered eating patterns in the inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient levels of care. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and completed a Master of Science in Nutrition at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. After completing her dietetic internship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital System, Laura went on to complete a 6-month fellowship specializing in treating eating disorders. Laura was recognized as Registered Dietitian of the Year in 2020 and Dietetics Preceptor of the Year in 2021. She is passionate about helping people improve their relationships with food and the complex connection between nutrition and mental health.

Laurel Gumpert, MPH, MBA, CHES is the Educational Program Coordinator at The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). Laurel graduated from Stony Brook University with her Masters in Public Health and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Community Health in 2020. Laurel is a part of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society Lambda Chapter. Laurel has served as an ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health to encourage individuals to pursue careers in the field of public health and healthcare. Laurel has experience in qualitative research and clinical trials and is thrilled to use her previous knowledge to create meaningful educational opportunities at AFA. Laurel is certified as a Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.