Dementia & Dysphagia in Acute Care - Where SLPs May Be Missing the Mark

Course: #8892Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Live WebinarThu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

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.

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Live Webinar

Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the stages of dementia and associated characteristics.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
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

Presented By

Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Katie was paid an honorarium for this presentation by She is Director of Clinical Education/Compliance for EnduraCare Acute Care Services. Non-financial: Katie is a member of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee and the SIG 13 Professional Development Management Committee. She is a board certified specialist in Dysphagia and is a certified dementia care instructor through Dementia Care Specialists.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: Live webinars on do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.