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Neurodegenerative Diseases and Dysphagia
Cross Country Education
Discipline(s): Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours: 6
Registration Fee: $189
1. Analyze the various stages of PD, MS, ALS, and Huntington's Disease and the ways each disease affects the swallow function.
2. Determine medications that can adversely impact patients' swallowing.
3. Review the roles instrumental assessments play when assessing patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
4. Apply evidence-based treatment strategies for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
5. Evaluate specific foods or liquids appropriate for each level of the National Dysphagia Diet
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Speech Therapy Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Respiratory Therapists
• Dietary Managers
• Restorative Nurses
• Nurse Practitioners
• MDS Coordinator
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
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Helping Dysphagia Patients with Neurological Disorders
Swallowing disorder affects a large portion of the elderly population, which increases the mortality and morbidity rates due to complications such as malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia. A patient's quality of life can be worsened by dysphagia, especially considering the adversely emotional impact this condition has on both eating and the social aspects of meal preparation and intake. The evaluation and treatment of a patient with a neurodegenerative disease further complicates these issues. How can you successfully assess and treat dysphagia patients who have Parkinson's disease (PD)? Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)? Huntington's disease?
Due to the projected increase of baby boomers beginning to face (or who will face) a neurodegenerative disease, therapists play a prominent role in the patient's daily activity, especially in dealing with dysphagia. Sharing her knowledge of more than 30 years of working with dysphagia patients, Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP, invites you to this informative and impactful seminar. Ms. Dougherty thoroughly examines four neurodegenerative diseases—PD, MS, ALS, and Huntington's disease—as well as the changes observed in patients' swallowing, the medications often prescribed for the disorders, and the best dysphagia evaluation procedures to use. Clinical scenarios are examined to sharpen your ability to treat this particular population. Take home evidence-based recommendations and tailor-made strategies you can use immediately with patients living with one of these neurodegenerative diseases.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM