What is the role of the speech pathologist in dementia care?

By |2017-09-27T11:23:24+00:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , |

Dementia is already the leading cause of disability in Australians aged over 65 years. So we need to find ways to better support the ever-growing number of older Australians with dementia. There is increasing evidence that speech pathology and dementia go together. Speech pathologists can play an important role in dementia-related communication or swallowing problems. Our goal is to [...]

Nutrition, Swallowing and Aged Care

By |2017-09-27T11:26:53+00:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , |

About swallowing and aged care Up to 60% of people in nursing homes have problems swallowing (known as "Dysphagia"). This is because swallowing problems are a symptom of illnesses that occur later in life, eg dementia. Read on to learn more about swallowing and aged care. What does Dysphagia look like? You may notice a person having trouble [...]

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