A comprehensive, systematic clinical pathway to effectively assess and manage dysphagia in persons with dementia is described in this course. Common eating challenges and contraindications of enteral feeding for those with advanced stage dementia are addressed. Environmental modifications, swallow strategies and adaptive equipment that can enhance the safety and experience of oral intake are also discussed.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 5 eating and swallowing challenges typically experienced by persons with middle and advanced-stage dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 10 mealtime environmental modification approaches for persons with middle-stage dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 10 oral acceptance and oral phase swallowing strategies to enhance the mealtime experience for persons with advanced-stage dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 adaptive equipment considerations to enhance the safety and quality of the mealtime experience.
|5-15 Minutes||Dementia Stages: Effects on swallowing, nutrition and hydration and quality of life|
|15-25 Minutes||Assessment tools for swallowing and cognition to facilitate a quality mealtime experience|
|25-40 Minutes||Mealtime strategies and approaches|
|40-50 Minutes||Background: Aging and swallowing disorders|
|50-65 Minutes||Effects of dementia on swallowing|
|65-75 Minutes||Dementia-dysphagia assessment tools|
|75-85 Minutes||Dementia and dysphagia protocol, scale, goals|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
MS CCC-SLP, CDP, PAC Trainer
Michelle Tristani, MS/CCC-SLP, CDP, PAC Trainer, is the Corporate Director of Memory Care with Benchmark Senior Living. She is a graduate of Boston College and University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Benchmark team, Michelle worked with Kindred Healthcare for 14 years as a National Rehab Clinical Specialist. Having practiced across the continuum of care from acute care to short-term rehab to long-term care, Michelle has specialized in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She has presented at many workshops and conferences focusing assessment and management of cognitive disorders. She is a subject matter expert and invited presenter at major conferences including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.
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