Swallowing, Speech and Communication in Dementia

This session is facilitated by Mandy Haines.  Mandy qualified as a mental health nurse in 1981, going to work with older people and those with dementia.  In 2012 Mandy joined the Cognitive Disorders Service at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery looking after those with young onset and rare dementias. 

Mandy learnt extensively from talking to patients and carers in this role, it has given her great insight into the challenges of living with many types of dementia. 

The outcomes of the Swallowing, Speech and Communication in Dementia session are:

  • To understand why speech, swallowing and communication problems can occur in dementia.
  • To be able to identify problems people you support may be experiencing.
  • To develop strategies to help people manage their difficulties with dignity and sensitivity.
  • To be able to use alternative methods of communication.

If you are interested in this training and would like some more information please call 01474 533990 and request to speak to Debbie Howard

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