Melissa Walter, MPH, RDN, LDN
Department of Nutrition,
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nutrition and the Aging Brain in Cancer Care
Our brains change as we age. These alterations become more complicated when a patient undergoes radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy for cancer. Melissa Walter will guide us in how we can support brain health while managing nutrition-related complications of treatment.
• Identify critical elements of a diet that provides support for age-related changes in brain function and cognition.
• Describe brain and neurological changes that occur as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments in cancer care.
• 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.