Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Dementia  book cover
1st Edition

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Dementia

ISBN 9780863883125
Published February 6, 2014 by Routledge
136 Pages

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Book Description

This 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 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 and language therapists, and others with an interest in swallowing problems, working with people with dementia. It includes case studies to illustrate theory in practice, as well as a wide ranging bibliography.


"A detailed, extremely practical book ... This book’s value is in its thorough treatment of this often complex area of clinical work ... undoubtedly a valuable source of information." — RCSLT Bulletin

"This practical, spiral-bound book is a popular and useful text ... recommended to neuroscience nurses ... should be in every nursing library." — British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

"Comprehensive and easy to use text...this is a well presented, easy to read, comprehensive text; a must for any clinician working in the field." — International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

"This manual draws on research to highlight the feeding and swallowing difficulties that may accompany dementia...needs assessment is guided by a discussion of a wide range of sensory, psychomotor, neurological and emotional factors." — Exceptional Child Educational Resources

"She has produced a detailed, extremely practical book...This book’s value is in its thorough treatment of this often complex area of clinical work." — Bulletin

"The Layout is clear and concise; it provides good value for money and is defiantly a practical reference." — Speech & Language Therapy on Practice

"The book provides a balanced mix of theory and practice. All professionals will find the assessment forms and case studies useful. There is an excellent section on the ethics of tube feeding in severe dementia...The book advocates a team approach, which is reflected by the fact that all health professionals will find it a useful addition to their libraries." — Therapy Weekly

"The book is well-structured and useful for therapists who are interested in this area of practice." — British Journal of Occupational Therapy