This informative manual draws on expert research to highlight the feeding and swallowing difficulties that can occur with dementia. It is also a practical guide that offers potential strategies to manage these problems.
Professionals are encouraged to focus on the needs of the individual by providing practical questions that should be asked when making an assessment. This is achieved through a step-by-step process, which allows a worker to observe, document and manage feeding and swallowing difficulties. Forms, schedules and checklists that can be photocopied are provided to aid in implementation.
This is a detailed, practical resource which offers support and direction for speech & language therapists, and others with an interest in swallowing problems, working with people with dementia.
Includes case studies to illustrate theory in practice, as well as a wide ranging bibliography.
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SET: Swallowing titles x 3
"A detailed, extremely practical book ... This book's value is in its thorough treatment of this often complex area of clinical work ... undoubtedly a valuable source of information." RCSLT Bulletin
"This practical, spiral-bound book is a popular and useful text ... recommended to neuroscience nurses ... should be in every nursing library." British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
"Comprehensive and easy to use text...this is a well presented, easy to read, comprehensive text; a must for any clinician working in the field.' - International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
'This manual draws on research to highlight the feeding and swallowing difficulties that may accompany dementia...needs assessment is guided by a discussion of a wide range of sensory, psychomotor, neurological and emotional factors.' - Exceptional Child Educational Resources
'She has produced a detailed, extremely practical book...This book's value is in its thorough treatment of this often complex area of clinical work..' - Bulletin
'The Layout is clear and concise; it provides good value for money and is defiantly a practical reference.' - Speech & Language Therapy on Practice
'The book provides a balanced mix of theory and practice. All professionals will find the assessment forms and case studies useful. There is an excellent section on the ethics of tube feeding in severe dementia...The book advocates a team approach, which is reflected by the fact that all health professionals will find it a useful addition to their libraries.' - Therapy Weekly
JACQUELINE KINDELL is a specialist speech and language therapist, who has worked in Old Age Psychiatry in Manchester since 1992. During this time she has worked as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team, providing assessment, treatment and management advice to people with dementia and their carers. A significant part of this role has been working with people who experience feeding and swallowing difficulties. Jacqueline is secretary of the Northern Speech and Language Therapy Special Interest Group in Old Age Psychiatry, and is a member of the Expert Group for Mental Health for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Clinical Guidelines Project. She has recently moved to a new post as a speech and language therapist and Therapy Services Manager in Old Age Psychiatry, at Stockport NHS trust.