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Description - Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Dementia by Jacqueline Kindell

Dementia is a syndrome that can lead to increasing difficulties in carrying out activities of daily living. This informative manual draws on research performed by experts to highlight the feeding and swallowing difficulties that can occur. It is also a practical guide that uses this research to offer 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 andlanguage therapists, and others with an interest in swallowing problems, working with people with dementia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780863883125
ISBN-10: 0863883125
Format: Paperback / softback
(297mm x 210mm x 7mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Speechmark Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jacqueline Kindell

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.

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