Assessment and Treatment of Dysphagia in Older Adults
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This course includes five recorded sessions from the 2017
online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.” These sessions focus on
assessment and treatment strategies to optimize outcomes for older adults with
dysphagia. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal
of giving clinicians new, evidence-based strategies for improving overall
quality of life for older adults.
The sessions are:
- Managing Dysphagia in Older Adults: Essential Knowledge and Skills, by James L. Coyle (80 minutes)
- Optimizing Eating and Swallowing for People With Dementia, by Jeanette Benigas (90 minutes)
- Dysphagia Assessment and Management in Palliative Care, by Kate Krival and Brenda Arend (76 minutes)
- Exercise-Based Dysphagia Interventions in Older Adults, by Heather Clark (56 minutes)
- Presbyphagia: Improving Assessment Practices for Older Adults, by Luis F. Riquelme (57 minutes)
You will be able to:
- state how three physiologic systems change
over the life span and how these likely affect swallowing function
- write long- and short-term goals that reflect
the objectives and approaches for patients receiving dysphagia services in a
palliative care context
- adapt dysphagia assessment protocols for
- identify and describe a variety of
exercise-based interventions and explain their intended effects
- select treatment options and the supporting
evidence to assist in determining the most appropriate plan of care for people
with dementia who have difficulty eating or swallowing
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
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