Presented by: Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, experienced clinicians, clinicians who would like to transition from school-based SLP to medical-based SLP.
Description of Webinar
The purpose of this webinar will be to provide the most up-to-date evidence-based information regarding the current understanding of dysphagia onset and progression in patients with ADRD. We will discuss limitations to the current paradigms of care for patients with ADRD that focus on reactive approaches to management of dysphagia that occur following dysphagia diagnosis and primarily include compensatory approaches (e.g., diet modification) to treatment. We will provide an overview of alternative proactive approaches to treatment that can be implemented prior to dysphagia onset in order to maintain swallowing function longer into disease progression. Finally, we will review the role of the dysphagia clinician in the advanced stages of ADRD and at end of life.
1) Describe the current understanding of dysphagia onset and progression in individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).
2) Discuss differences between reactive versus proactive approaches to dysphagia management for individuals with ADRD.
3) Review the role of the SLP in managing dysphagia for patients with ADRD in advanced stages and at end of life.
This webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length . This is a recording of a live webinar.
This webinar is sponsored by an Unrestricted Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics.
This webinar is offered for Professional Development Hours (PDHs), previously Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). For more info: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/.
Certificate of completion available upon request
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, and Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Additionally, she is the Director of the Swallowing and Salivary Bioscience Laboratory in the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital as well as Director of the multi-site Veteran Health Administration’s (VHA) Intensive Dysphagia Treatment (IDT) program. The goal of Dr. Rogus-Pulia’s research program is to systematically identify and characterize factors underlying dysphagia in older adults and patients with dementia with the goal of translating these findings into novel, evidence-based treatments. Dr. Rogus-Pulia has received grant funding from the Veterans Health Administration, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support this work.