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
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.
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.