i) Diagnosis and Management of Dysphagia and Predictors of Aspiration Pneumonia (Speaker: MS LEE YAN SAN (Speech & Language Therapist, Speech Therapy Department, SGH)
This presentation will cover on the followings:-
•Normal swallowing vs dysphagia
•Prevalence of dysphagia
•Dysphagia in the elderly
•ST’s role in diagnosing and managing dysphagia
•Identifying and referring dysphagia patients
•Predictors of aspiration pneumonia – how important is dysphagia?
•Oral hygiene management in dysphagia patients
•Multidisciplinary roles in dysphagia management
ii) The Elderly Patient’s First Dental Visit in Years – What to look out for, what to do and what to follow up with (Speaker: DR TAY CHONG MENG (Senior Registrar (Dental), University Dental Cluster, NUHS)
Elderly patients with poor history of dental attendance do walk in with the intent of solving their acute dental problems. These patients can be very heterogenousin their medical, social, financial and psychological profiles and pose different challenges in management.This presentation is part of the continual professional education series in NDCS towards management of the elderly patient; it will highlight the areas in the busy clinical practice to look out for in the primary oral care management the senior in pain and distress. Specifically, the presenter will share domains relating to the medical profile, management and the medico-legal domain of consent.