The aging swallow has specific characteristics that are distinct from and should not be confused with dysphagia. This course will describe changes in swallowing and supporting systems in the elderly and discuss potential interventions to improve nutrition and hydration, endurance, and oral health in an aging population. This course is open captioned.
Course created on February 16, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to distinguish a normal aging swallow from dysphagia.
- After this course, participants will be able to define 3 strategies to improve nutrition and hydration in the elderly.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to identify clients who could potentially benefit from exercise to improve endurance for feeding/swallowing activities.
|5-10 Minutes||The Aging Swallow|
|10-15 Minutes||Aging in Other Systems/Impact on Swallowing|
|15-35 Minutes||Hydration Considerations in Aging|
|35-55 Minutes||Nutrition Considerations in Aging|
|55-65 Minutes||Endurance and Strengthening|
|65-85 Minutes||Oral Health in the Elderly|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP,BCS-S is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 25 years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.
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