Health Care Connect - Dysphagia

Person-Centered Dysphagia Management for People Living With Dementia (HC10)

Friday, July 20
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Room 318-320
CE: 0.15 ASHA CEUs/1.5 PDHs

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

Dysphagia management for people living with different dementia syndromes encompasses much more than assessing and treating the identified swallowing dysfunction. This session will discuss a holistic, person-centered approach to care to promote quality of life for this population, including involving family members, encouraging personal choice, and modifying the mealtime environment. The presenter will address swallow compensatory strategies, diet modifications, and end-of-life considerations and will encourage interactive group discussion throughout the session.

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Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP

Adjunct Faculty
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Becky Khayum, MS, CCC-SLP, is the co-founder and president of MemoryCare Corporation, a therapy company specializing in non-pharmacological cognitive-communication interventions for people with neurodegenerative conditions. She also holds an adjunct faculty position at Northwestern University, where she collaborates on research initiatives in the area of person-centered interventions for people with primary progressive aphasia. Khayum’s clinical expertise focuses on the use of functional treatment approaches and technology integration to increase life participation for individuals with aphasia and cognitive deficits.

Financial Disclosures: Owner of MemoryCare Corporation; adjunct faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; salary partially funded by an NIA grant; financial compensation from ASHA for these presentations

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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