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Boaden, E., and Walker, J. (2005). Swallowing guidelines: Individualised programmes of care. Oxon, UK: Speechmark Publishing Ltd. – provides useful templates and examples of swallowing guidelines and programmes for different swallowing impairments (e.g., oral, pharyngeal, etc.) as well as descriptions and instructions of care that are in easy-to-understand language (e.g., for the information at the client’s headboard).
Evans, G., Smith, A., and Morrow, D. (2009). Compromised swallowing: A practical guide to nutrition, hydration and medication in advanced dementia. The Peterborough Palliative Care in Dementia Group. http://www.endoflifecareforadults.nhs.uk/publications/compromised-swallowing-a-practical-guide

Lubinski, R. (1997). Dementia and Communication. San Diego, California: Singular Punlishing Group, Inc. – provides information about the communicative changes that accompany dementia and a discussion about the social impact of dementia from the perspective of the client and family. It also discusses diagnosis and treatment considerations.

Mee Kyung, S. (2009). Dysphagia in patients with dementia: Alzheimer versus vascular. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, 23(2), 178-184. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0b013e318192a539

Milkes, D. “Tube feeding” – Right or wrong: The medical, legal and ethical issues. On www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com - Provides a well-rounded discussion on the decision of whether PEG feeding is appropriate for patients with late stages of dementia. It also suggests key questions that need to be asked of the patient’s family and discusses the need to consider advance directives or previously stated client wishes.
Murray, J. (1999). Manual of dysphagia assessments in adults. NY, USA: Thomson Delmar Learning. – provides a thorough discussion of the assessment process from the initial review of medical history and case history interview through to the reporting of assessment findings. Of particular relevance to the population of clients with moderate-severe dementia is the section on the medical record review.
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