Dementia and the dining experience: Empowering and training your staff

Press Release from Sodexo


It’s time for senior living communities to rethink the role that dining services plays in caring for people with dementia across the care continuum. The tendency is to focus dementia care training and service needs on residents in the “memory care unit.” Dementia, however, exists wherever there are older adults. If it is missed, then a senior living community loses an opportunity to provide good care to vulnerable residents living with dementia. Senior living communities must “go upstream” and provide dementia-sensitive services at every level of care, including in the dining/hospitality realm. In this webinar, experts in the field will highlight the benefits of a more purpose-driven dining staff and will spotlight the differences between therapeutic hospitality and traditional hospitality.


Attendees of this webinar will learn:


  • How dementia and other aspects of the aging process affect older adults.
  • What senior living communities and teams need to make therapeutic hospitality a reality, and the barriers to operationalization.
  • Ways to support staff members through self-care strategies to mitigate the stress of taking care of residents living with dementia.


Tuesday, August 17th, 2021@ 1pm EST





Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D., ABPP

National Dementia Care Consultant and Clinical Health Psychologist


Ashley Baker

Operations Manager

Sodexo Seniors



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