Patients with dementia may exhibit behaviors that appear to be signs and symptoms of dysphagia; however, these symptoms may actually be solely part of the dementia disease process. This course will discuss the link between dysphagia and dementia and how to separate them in order to provide quality care for patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the stages of dementia and associated characteristics.
- After this course, participants will be able to list components of an evaluation/assessment for dysphagia and explain how to modify an assessment at various stages of dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe similarities and differences between acute care, outpatient, skilled nursing and home health settings as they pertain to dysphagia assessment and intervention with persons with dementia.
|5-15 Minutes||Stages of dementia|
|15-25 Minutes||Evaluations in acute care|
|25-35 Minutes||Management of dysphagia and dementia across settings|
|35-50 Minutes||Integrating knowledge of dementia stages into dysphagia assessment in the acute care population|
|50-55 Minutes||Examining the significance of misdiagnoses|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is Director of Clinical Education/Compliance for EnduraCare Acute Care Services. She is board certified in swallowing disorders and is a certified dementia care instructor through Dementia Care Specialists. She serves as a member of the Professional Development Committee for ASHA’s SIG 13, is a member of ASHA’s Healthcare Economics Committee (HCEC), and served as an advisor to American Medical Association’s CPT Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC). Having nearly 20 years of clinical experience, Ms. Holterman has both provided clinical care, and held leadership roles, in a variety of clinical care settings including acute care, hospital outpatient, subacute rehab, long term care, and private practice. Ms. Holterman has presented nationally on topics including dysphagia and professional issues in rehabilitation.
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