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Swallowing, Cognition, and Dignity: A Clinical Pathway for Dysphagia Management in Persons With Dementia (WEB17916)

Presenter(s): Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This session identifies challenges associated with assessing patients with the dual diagnosis of dysphagia and dementia and describes how clinicians can be empowered to use a comprehensive, systematic clinical pathway to create an intervention plan that preserves safety, nutrition, hydration, and quality of life.

This course is a recorded session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • select and utilize assessment measures—and state the benefits of these measures—that consider stage of dementia, oral and pharyngeal phase swallowing, compensatory techniques, environmental modifications, ability to sustain nutrition and hydration needs, and quality of life
  • select and utilize appropriate compensatory techniques and interventions based on dysphagia and dementia assessment results

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Assessing and Treating Individuals With Dementia.

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses
View all courses from the “Dysphagia in Older Adults” online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB17916
Available Through: May 07, 2025