Swallowing Difficulties & Dementia

The presence of watering eyes, runny nose and sneezing is frequently discussed when determining predictors of aspiration. Research gathered by Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, indicates they are autonomic reflexive responsive to irritants to the eyes or nose and should NOT be considered reliable predictors of aspiration. Watering eyes and a runny nose occur dueContinue reading “Swallowing Difficulties & Dementia”

Dementia Podcast Available on Spotify

Dementia specific education comes in many forms. Click below to start this 30 minute podcast from the Mayo Clinic. Participants earn .5 CEU or 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. For AMA PRA credit, follow the link to the Mayo Clinic registration page. This pod cast is specifically designed by the Mayo Clinic for physicianContinue reading “Dementia Podcast Available on Spotify”

Dementia and COVID Webinar this Thursday!

Ideas to Support Dementia Caregivers in the Global Pandemic May 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST The current COVID-19 outbreak presents unique challenges for people living with dementia and their caregivers. This webinar will focus on potential issues COVID-19 may have on people living with dementia. The webinar will provide an opportunity for caregivers toContinue reading “Dementia and COVID Webinar this Thursday!”

Dementia Program Hits Its Stride

#MilestoneMoment! Today the 3,000th quiz was submitted for our online dementia training program, nhdementiatraining.org. This free, multi-part, online training program provides dementia care education for employees and helps our agency members comply with the new state Dementia Care Training guidelines. Contact your education director or supervisor for password information, http://www.nhdementiatraining.org. Thank you for participating!