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Caring about Eating, Drinking or Swallowing Difficulties

5 July 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
The Eaton Hotel, 279 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NB   View map


This one-day course aims to help you to recognise and respond to the difficulties that people living with dementia can experience with eating, drinking or swallowing.

We know that it can be very worrying when the person you are caring for experiences changes to their eating and drinking habits or preferences. Coughing or choking episodes, weight loss, recognising food and using cutlery can also become problematic.

We will listen to your concerns and explore what causes stress and anxiety around eating and drinking. We will explain the different causes for eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties and offer strategies for helping you to support the person to eat and drink.  Opportunities for discussion and practical activity will be provided to support you to develop confidence in your caring role.

The fee of £40 includes lunch.

The lead facilitators will be:

Sue Hinds (Speech and Language Therapist)

Hazel May (Occupational Therapist)