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Dementia Management by SLPs: Maximizing Functional Outcomes (WEB16041)

Presenter(s): Michelle S. Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP; Tammy Hopper, PhD, CCC-SLP; Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP; Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This course includes five recorded sessions from the 2016 online conference "Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients With Dementia." These sessions focus on key components of functional assessment and treatment of dementia within the constraints of current service delivery models. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of describing a range of evidence-based clinical care techniques to get to the heart of patient-centered dementia care.

The five sessions in this course are:

  • Functional Assessment of People With Dementia, by Michelle S. Bourgeois
  • Promoting Functional Abilities for People With Dementia, by Tammy Hopper
  • Promoting Social Interaction for People With Dementia, by Tammy Hopper
  • Tips for Documenting Skilled Services for Individuals With Dementia, by Renee Kinder
  • Malnutrition, Dehydration, and Dysphagia in Individuals With Dementia, by Michelle Tristani

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • determine the strengths, interests, and abilities of a person with dementia
  • write person-centered, functional goals based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for clients with dementia
  • utilize specific treatments (written and graphic cues in the form of memory books, reminiscence therapy, and environmental modifications) to help people with dementia and their communication partners have more satisfying interactions
  • create individualized treatment plans that are compensatory and restorative in nature based on evaluation findings
  • describe the rationale for use of the dysphagia-dementia scale

Learning Assessment

Related Courses
View all courses from the “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients With Dementia” online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 5.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.55
Item #(s): WEB16041
Available Through: May 08, 2025