This is Part 1 of a two-part series, Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia. Treating dysphagia for the patient with dementia can be challenging for therapists. This course will address common deficits in each stage of cognitive decline and review normal versus disordered swallowing. (Part 2: Course 8187)
Course created on October 10, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to identify characteristics that differentiate presbyphagia and dysphagia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe polypharmaceutical side effects related to swallowing in older patients with cognitive decline.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the evidence regarding feeding tubes for patients with end-stage dementia.
|5-25 Minutes||Presbyphagia and Dysphagia - Distinguishing Characteristics|
|25-40 Minutes||Medications that may affect swallowing|
|40-55 Minutes||Feeding tubes and dementia: Current Evidence|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Amber B. Heape
ClinScD CCC-SLP, CDP
Amber is a dedicated advocate for the necessity and skilled nature of therapy services with the aging population. She is the Regional Clinical Specialist for a large healthcare company, where her responsibilities include documentation compliance, clinical education, and clinical programs for PT, OT, and ST. Dr. Heape received her doctorate of clinical science degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is an adjunct professor of masters and doctorate level courses for two universities, has authored numerous continuing education courses, and has presented at state and national conferences across the United States. Dr. Heape is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and volunteers with organizations that promote and preserve quality care in the elderly.
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