Dementia and Speech and Language Therapy
Updated: Sep 24, 2020
What do they have to do with each other?
Quite a lot.
As someone with dementia’s memory declines, this can affect a person’s ability to communicate and reason.
Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties can often start to occur.
A Speech and Language Therapist can help to maintain a person’s communication skills and provide support and training to their families, carers and other professionals working with them.
They can also assess and provide strategies to improve any eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties. This is important to maintain the person’s nutrition and enjoyment of food.
Every person with dementia progresses differently through the disease but early intervention from a Speech and Language Therapist can be vital in ensuring their health and happiness for as long as possible 💜💙