AS many as nine out of ten people with dementia will develop swallowing problems at some point during the course of the illness.
Difficulties at mealtimes and eating safely can be stressful for the person with dementia, as well as their family members and carers.
Unless managed effectively, swallowing difficulties can have many consequences including coughing and choking, food or liquid entering the lungs, chest infections, dehydration and malnutrition.
This workshop is focused on eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties associated with dementia. The workshop will provide a thorough overview of the causes of swallowing difficulty, changes in swallowing function over time, signs and symptoms of swallowing difficulty, as well as challenging mealtime behaviours.
It will also outline practical tips and strategies for managing swallowing difficulties in people with dementia. This workshop is suitable for all family members and carers supporting a person with dementia.
On Tuesday April 19 at 9:30am-11:30am.
To obtain a registration form for workshop or gain further information please phone: (07) 3422 3000 or 1800 639 331 or email: email@example.com
Registration forms also available online: www.alzheimersonline.org/education/professional.php
Registration is essential.