While there is no specific diet associated with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD) or multiple system atrophy (MSA), there are abundant suggestions and considerations to improve your nutritional health. In this webinar, Kristin Gustashaw, certified specialist in gerontological nutrition of the CurePSP Center of Care at Rush University, will go beyond commercial supplements and discuss key nutrient-dense foods to include in your diet week to week, including the MIND diet. She will also cover strategies to help you stay hydrated, prevent unintentional weight loss, preserve your muscles and combat constipation. Resources for dysphagia (swallowing difficulty) will also be discussed. Gustashaw will use any remaining time to answer questions.
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About Kristin Gustashaw, MS, RDN, LDN, CSG
Kristin Gustashaw has worked in the field of nutrition for over 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in clinical nutrition, is a nutrition consultant, and public speaker, and is one of only 20 certified specialists in gerontological nutrition in the state of Illinois. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Healthy Aging and Dietetics in Health Care Communities Practice Groups. She is an advanced-level clinical dietitian at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC), Chicago, IL. She is a member of the patient menu development team; a department outpatient dietitian and a media liaison for the Rush Nutrition and Wellness Center. She is a faculty member at Rush University, and a member of the RUMC Advanced Interdisciplinary Movements Support team (AIMS) Clinic, ALS, MDA and Diet Epilepsy Clinic. She is the consulting wellness dietitian for the Chicago Department on Aging (CDoA), providing nutrition presentations and private consultations to older adults throughout the city. Additionally, Kristin coordinates the menu analysis for the City of Chicago Congregate dining program which prepares over a million meals each year. She is a member of the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) Nutrition Advisory Council workgroup as well as the Hormel Health Labs Advisory Council. Her passion is translating complex nutrition research into usable information and presenting it to patients/clients, various media outlets, organizations and at national conferences.