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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island

Diet and Nutrition

American Dietetic Association (ADA) - Among the many resources on ADA's web site is a page devoted to nutrition screening & intervention resources for healthcare professionals working with older adults. ADA's home page also contains links to the ADA Journal, ADA position papers, and research initiatives. Source: ADA

U.S.D.A. Food and Nutrition Center - a link to downloadable food guide pyramids. From this page, scroll down to click on the option to view "More Food Guide Pyramids" for pyramids published in a variety of languages and for special audiences. Includes a food pyramid for people over 70 years of age.

U.S.D.A. SNAP-Ed Connection - This web page links to a variety of professional development tools that provide background and support for nutrition education efforts with older adults. Source: USDA Snap-Ed

Upcoming CIPG Workshops

Workshop 1: Fundamental Concepts in Age-Related Changes and Wellness - 9/15/2014

Workshop 2: Assessing Geriatric Assessment: Why It Takes a Team to Do a Good Job - 11/3/2014



Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.

Dual Diagnosis, Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome


T.E.A.M. (Training Employees for Alzheimer's Management)


Getting Started


Brian R. Ott, M.D. Research Symposium


View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias