Spotlight on eating and drinking
This live online session looks at the normal processes of swallowing and considers how dementia may impact on this and also on the wider skills of eating, drinking, and preparing meals. A range of strategies are explored to help the carer manage these situations.
As well as providing information and knowledge it also allows carers the opportunity to share or discuss their own experiences or current challenges.
The session is for you if you would like to …
- gain a basic understanding of a normal swallowing process
- learn how dementia can affect swallowing, eating, drinking and food preparation
- have an awareness of the signs of a swallowing problem
- understand the risks of poor food and fluid intake
- explore strategies to help maximise swallow safety and encourage participation in cooking, eating and drinking
- understand importance of oral hygiene
- know where to go for help
Spotlight sessions are all on zoom and last approximately 1.5 hours.
Carers express the importance of sharing ideas and information, and we know that an opportunity to do this makes the information given in the session far more meaningful. However, we also know some people do not want to participate in discussions and our practitioners are fully accepting of this. Some people are also unable to attend the full 90 minutes, in this instance, please call one of our team and we can talk this through with you.
Our courses for family carers are designed specifically for family and friends of people with dementia however we do understand that sometimes attending as a professional can be useful. It will enable you to recommend our courses to family and friends of people with dementia that you support, and to find out more about how carers feel about the issues that they face with different types of dementia. There is a cost associated with attending our courses as a professional, get in touch to find out more – 020 3096 7894 – firstname.lastname@example.org