This session identifies challenges associated with assessing patients with the dual diagnosis of dysphagia and dementia and describes how clinicians can be empowered to use a comprehensive, systematic clinical pathway to create an intervention plan that preserves safety, nutrition, hydration, and quality of life.
This course is a recorded session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.”
You will be able to:
select and utilize assessment measures—and state the benefits of these measures—that consider stage of dementia, oral and pharyngeal phase swallowing, compensatory techniques, environmental modifications, ability to sustain nutrition and hydration needs, and quality of life
select and utilize appropriate compensatory techniques and interventions based on dysphagia and dementia assessment results
This course is part of a Learning Path: Assessing and Treating Individuals With Dementia.
What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.
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.
View all courses from the “Dysphagia in Older Adults” online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.