Malnutrition and dehydration are common problems in the geriatric population. Dementia, which is accompanied by cognitive and attention deficits, places geriatric patients at an even higher risk for dysphagia. In addition, these patients often suffer from weight loss, aspiration and a decreased quality of life.
This course provides information on how to assess and treat dysphagia in patients with dementia. Management strategies, research and case samples are provided so participants are able to achieve optimum progress in dysphagia therapy. Suggestions for training family and nursing staff to assist in providing improved levels of nutrition and quality of life for these patients are also provided.
This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|