Parkinson's Disease: Disease, Progression, Dysphagia and Treatment provides an overview of the disease process, theories behind the disease and impact on the whole patient. Diagnosis, symptoms, medications, use of complimentary alternative (CAM) and potential side effects will be outlined. The seminar will provide a detailed review of dysphagia intervent including behavioral, rehabilitation, sensorial, compensatory methods, adaptive equipment and mealtime strategies.
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- What is PD? As well as the theories behind the disease.
- Symptoms with PD and the impact on the body functions as well as the connection to the swallow
- Co-morbidities that occur with PD
- Medications - traditional as well as complimentary alternative medicine - CAM will be reviewed - effectiveness of these on PD progression, severity and the swallow.
- Studies will be reviewed on the impact of pharmacology. Treatments such as DBS and complimentary treatments will be reviewed.
- Instrumental Assessments will be discussed - what studies have shown occurs in the stages of swallow and impact on airway protection and risk of penetration/aspiration.
- Specific therapeutic interventions will be provided that may improve labial, lingual function, airway protection and increase swallow safety at mealtime
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to improve understanding of disease progression, impact on swallow, therapeutic strategies and modifications for nutrition.
- List the symptoms of PD and the impact these have on the swallow and nutrition
- Identify the impact of medications and CAM on PD and the swallow
- Identify specific therapeutic interventions and mealtime strategies that will improve swallow efficiency, safety and improve nutrition
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Denise Dougherty is employed by AAPPSPA and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service