Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Dementia
is an informative manual which draws on expert research to highlight the feeding and swallowing difficulties that can occur with dementia. It is also a practical guide that offers potential strategies to manage these problems.
Professionals are encouraged to focus on the needs of the individual by providing practical questions that should be asked when making an assessment. This is achieved through a step-by-step process, which allows a therapists to observe, document and manage feeding and swallowing difficulties. Forms, schedules and checklists that can be photocopied are provided to aid in implementation.
This is a detailed, practical resource which offers support and direction for speech & language therapists, and others with a focus on swallowing problems with people afflicted with dementia. Includes case studies to illustrate theory in practice, as well as a wide ranging bibliography.
Introduction; Dementia; Production and use of this resource pack; History taking - feeding and swallowing problems; Assessment and management of feeding and swallowing; Assessment profiles; Management strategies - checklists; Bibliography.