Patients who are losing weight or demonstrating behaviors that decrease oral intake are at high risk for adverse events, especially in the geriatric population. The impact of impaired cognition on feeding, and strategies to assess and treat patients who are struggling at mealtimes, are described in this course.
Course created on September 27, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify common impacts that impaired cognition can have on mealtimes and feeding.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe successful assessment strategies to evaluate feeding impacts for patients with impaired cognition.
- After this course, participants will be able to list intervention ideas for common feeding situations in geriatric patients.
|5-15 Minutes||Background - how impaired cognition can affect mealtimes|
|15-30 Minutes||Assessment of cognition and its impact on feeding|
|30-55 Minutes||Treatment strategies for feeding issues in geriatric patients|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP, CHSE is an Associate Professor at Pacific University. She teaches courses in Communication and Aging, Aphasia, Progressive Neurological Disorders, End-of-Life Care, and Counseling. Her research is in the area of evidenced-based education, simulation, end-of-life care, and professional issues.
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