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Managing Swallowing & Cough Dysfunction in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

presented by Michelle Troche, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Financial: National Institutes of Health (Grant funds) Michael J Fox Foundation (Grant funds) CurePSP Foundation (Grant funds) Non-Financial: American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) - member International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP) – board member, President-elect Dysphagia Research Society - member Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) - member

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Video Runtime: 110 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

The management of dysphagia and dystussia in people with Parkinson's disease is critical, particularly given the fact that aspiration pneumonia is a leading cause of death in PD. The goal of this course is to provide information related to treatment planning and management of airway protection in people with PD. The following topics will be addressed: 1) empirically tested treatment approaches for dysphagia and dystussia in PD and 2) the many other complex factors which influence the development airway protection management plans in complex patients with PD.

Meet Your Instructor

Michelle Troche, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Michelle S. Troche is currently an Assistant Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program, Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University. Additionally, she holds adjunct positions in the departments of Neurology and Otolaryngology. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Florida, where she also served as a faculty member…

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1. From Assessment to Treatment

In this chapter, we will discuss how we translate the results of our comprehensive evaluation into a robust and effective treatment plan for our patients.

2. Treatment Approaches for the Management of Airway Protection in PD

In this chapter, we will discuss the treatment approaches which have been empirically tested for dysphagia in PD. We will also address related approaches for improved cough function in PD.

3. Complex Case Rounds: The Dysphagia Management Plan in PD

In this chapter, we will bring all previous concepts together to address the development of the holistic dysphagia management plan in PD. We will address issues of cognitive status, apathy and depression, specific impairments, adherence, compliance, maintenance, and follow-up.

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