This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Treating dysphagia in the patient with dementia can be challenging for therapists. This course will provide interventions and suggestions for therapists that can improve their patients' quality of life. (Part 1: Course 8178)
Course created on October 17, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 modifications to improve environmental factors for patients with dysphagia and dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to evaluate effects of diet modification on patients with dysphagia and dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe effective caregiver education strategies for working with families of patients with dysphagia and dementia.
|5-25 Minutes||Environmental modification strategies for the patient with dementia and dysphagia|
|25-40 Minutes||Diet modification for the patient with dementia and dysphagia|
|40-55 Minutes||Counseling families of patients with dementia and dysphagia|
|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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