Posts Tagged ‘dementia’

Swallowing Restrictions vs. Patient Wishes: Tips when patient also has cognitive deficits like Dementia

Swallowing

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, you have most likely come across a difficult situation like the following. You get a referral for a dementia patient who has swallowing difficulties. You determine they are aspirating on thin liquids, can no longer effectively chew regular solids, are having difficulty processing how to feed themselves, and are not getting through…

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Alzheimers: A look inside

Recent events have been highlighting and educating the public about Alzheimers disease and other dementias, such as the Oscar award winning movie Still Alice and the death of Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Smith. But Alzheimers is a progressive, complicated, and debilitating disease. Everyday we, as professional therapists, have to explain this process to newly…

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