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Presenter(s): Kevin Patterson, MD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: SLPs frequently evaluate and provide rehabilitation services to patients with sudden changes in cognitive status. This session will provide a foundation for understanding delirium—one of the most common reasons for acute cognitive change among older adults. As a symptom of other underlying medical issues, delirium frequently goes unrecognized or is misattributed as a mental health or primary neurologic issue, which leads to inaccurate treatment and recovery approaches. This session will help SLPs recognize delirium and improve early detection and treatment for patients in hospitals and nursing home settings.
Presenter(s): Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: 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.”
Presenter(s): James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Aging produces predictable and specific changes to the human respiratory and digestive systems and predisposes older people to more severe effects of—and more protracted limitations secondary to—diseases and surgical procedures. This session provides much-needed, clinically translatable information about aging-related respiratory and digestive system changes and how they affect swallowing diagnosis and treatment. The session also reviews the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sepsis) as a model of an atypical dysphagia-producing illness. This course is a recorded session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.”
Presenter(s): Mary L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP; Michelle McDonagh, RD, CD; Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP; Erin Scott, MD
Credit(s): PDHs: 4.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.45
Summary: This course includes four recorded sessions from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.” These sessions include points to keep in mind when counseling older adults with dysphagia and their families or caregivers about nutrition, diet, and other topics. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of giving clinicians new, evidence-based strategies for improving overall quality of life for older adults.
Presenter(s): John R. Ashford, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Inadequate oral hygiene practices can contribute to or result in severe localized and systemic illnesses, significantly altering the health status and well-being of older adults. Care providers must recognize symptoms, conditions, and their potential consequences and elevate routine oral hygiene care to oral infection control programs. This session from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults” identifies possible oral hygiene complications—from oral pain to pneumonia—and discusses how to recognize and assess them. Speaker John Ashford also addresses the importance of standardized intervention.
Presenter(s): Brenda Arend, MA, CCC-SLP; Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP; Heather Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP; James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S; Kate Krival, PhD, CCC-SLP; Luis F. Riquelme, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Credit(s): PDHs: 6.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.6
Summary: This course includes five recorded sessions from the 2017 online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.” These sessions focus on assessment and treatment strategies to optimize outcomes for older adults with dysphagia. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of giving clinicians new, evidence-based strategies for improving overall quality of life for older adults.