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Recording: NFOSD Virtual Conference 2017

Course Summary (0.6 CEUs):  This comprehensive one-day live streaming dysphagia course was presented by 12 clinical and research swallowing disorder experts on February 28, 2017. The course begins with a review of the basics of the normal swallowing mechanics, taking neurology and age into consideration. It then moves into evaluation techniques, coping mechanisms, and diet modifications. From there, we move into rehabilitation and address exercises, device-driven options, and biofeedback techniques. It wraps up with surgical options, methods for staying healthy, and a panel discussion on living with dysphagia.

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Caregiver’s Guide to Dysphagia in Dementia

Byline: Rinki Varindani Desai is an ASHA-certified medical speech-language pathologist and BIAA-certified brain injury specialist, specializing in the rehabilitation of cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders in adults. She is the founder and admin of the Medical SLP Forum, co-author of the mobile app Dysphagia Therapy and co-founder of Dysphagia Grand Rounds. Rinki currently serves on ASHA’s SIG 13 Editorial Committee as Associate Editor of Perspectives, on the Dysphagia Research Society’s Website, Communications, and PublicRelations Committee and has been selected to participate in ASHA’s Leadership Development Program 2017-2018. She has presented at national and international conferences on topics related to adult dysphagia and written numerous articles for leading SLP blogs and magazines. Originally from Mumbai, India; Rinki currently practices in Rochester, New York as Healthpro Rehabilitation’s SLP Team Leader for the Western NY region. You can follow her Medical SLP updates on Facebook and Twitter or reach out to her at rinkislp@gmail.com.


Dementia and Dysphagia

Dementia is not one specific disease. It is a broad term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory, communication, and other thinking skills; severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities (Alzheimer’s Association). continue reading →



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July 2017 Newsletter

July 2017


The NFOSD is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of half-time Executive Director. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the NFOSD staff, programs, fundraising, daily operation, marketing and public relations, IT and business plans.

Click Here for position description and to apply.
New Webinar: July 18

Head and Neck Lymphedema — A Common Complication in Patients Treated for Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck lymphedema occurs in up to 75% of treated head and neck cancer patients but remains under-recognized and inadequately managed. Successful management with either a self-administered or outpatient based complete decongestive therapy (CDT) program has shown over 60% improvement in treated patients.  This seminar will provide current updates in evaluation and treatment of this debilitating disease.

Register Today: http://bit.ly/2tmbWmI

National Dysphagia Awareness
Month Success!

We reached three-quarters of a million people and raised over $10,000 with our Awareness Campaign, thanks to our generous sponsors, including Passy-Muir, Endo-Education, SwallowSolutions, IOPI, and more!

Dysphagia Photo Facts

#ThickenedLiquidChallenge2017

As part of National Dysphagia Awareness Month, SimplyThick, LLC. generously offered to sponsor the 2017 #ThickenedLiquidChallenge to raise awareness of the devastating effects of swallowing disorders. For each  video posted online, SimplyThick, LLC. pledged $50 to the NFOSD. For more information, click here.

Cook Medical interviews NFOSD President, Ed Steger, on his journey with head and neck cancer and his goal to raise awareness for a devastating disorder that affects 1 in 25 adults annually.Click Here to read the interview.

Contact Us! 
Email: info@nfosd.com
Website: www.nfosd.org

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“Advancing the treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.”
Our commitment is to provide patient hope and improve the quality of life for those suffering from all types of swallowing disorders. By enhancing direct patient support, education, research, and raising public, professional, and governmental awareness, our mission is to advance the prevention and treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.”

 

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Webinar Recording: To E-Stim or Not to E-Stim, Is that the Question?

In May 2017, the NFOSD teamed up with Dysphagia Grand Rounds to host a webinar on electrical stimulation. Participants were encouraged to read a research article prior to attending the webinar. Below is the recording of the webinar, presentation description, presenter bios, and the link to the free-access article.

 

Link to the Webinar Recording: https://vimeo.com/221877703

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Making a Donation in June Won’t Cost You a Penny!

Want to support the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders without opening your wallet?

Here’s how:

Simply Thick, LLC., an NFOSD Partner, has generously offered to donate $50 to the NFOSD for each “#ThickenedLiquidChallenge2017” video posted on your Facebook page or Twitter feed in the month of June, up to $5,000.

To Participate:

  1. Record a video of you drinking either nectar-thick or honey-thick liquid. Share information about swallowing disorders or how dysphagia impacts your life.
  2. At the end of the recording, nominate three friends to complete the challenge.
  3. Then, share the video on the SimplyThick, LLC. Facebook or Twitter (or both!) pages using the hashtag: #ThickenedLiquidChallenge2017 and challenge 3 friends to create their own videos ! If you don’t want to upload the video directly, you can share the link to a YouTube or Vimeo video.
    • Twitter: @SimplyThickGel
    • Facebook: SimplyThick,LLC.

Need Thickener?  Simply Thick, LLC. has made sure this challenge won’t cost you a penny. They have offered to ship you a starter thickening kit free of charge. All you need to do is call or order this online using Coupon Code “TLC2017.” It will take 2-3 business days to arrive.

Questions? Feel free to email us an info@nfosd.com.

 

 

Watch John Holahan, SimplyThick, LLC. owner and founder, take the #ThickenedLiquidChallenge2017: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyThickGel/videos/1704154082934785/

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