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The use of a volitional airway protection technique by a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cognitive impairment
The use of a volitional airway protection technique by a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cognitive impairmentDownload
The purpose of this pilot study is to determine if an individual with ALS and frontotemporal lobar dementia can learn a volitional airway protection technique and, if so, does this treatment have a beneficial effect on respiration and swallowing?
The effects of a volitional breathing technique on swallowing and respiratory coordination in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)Download
Introduction: Breathing and swallowing are integrally related biomechanical processes that are often impaired in people with ALS (PALS). This may lead to significant functional impairments that negatively impact their quality of life. Purpose: The purpose of the overall project was to...
The effects of a volitional breathing technique on swallowing and respiratory coordination in individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A procedural ProtocolDownload
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a common motor neuron disorder resulting in the deterioration, weakness and eventual atrophy of many of the key muscles of the body required to sustain life. Breathing and swallowing problems are common among...
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease characterized by the degeneration of both upper and lower motor neurons. These impairments cause functional limitations in many motor systems, including those supporting respiration and swallowing. As ALS progresses, specific...
Symptom Management in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Case Study
In this paper, a case study is used to discuss current concepts related to the evaluation and treatment of airway clearance and secretion management of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Individuals with Alzheimer’s type dementia will have diminished ability to communicate verbally as the disease progresses. Therefore, nonverbal communication (NVC) through the use of and facial expression, gestures, and body language is essential for connecting with others and expressing wants...
The purpose of this project was to provide in-depth information on commonly used strengthening treatments for neurogenic swallowing and speech disorders in adults. A case example format is used in which details are provided regarding treatments provided to two clients with swallowing and speech...
Purpose The primary purpose of this 900 project was to explore the effects of Lung Volume Recruitment (LVR) on voice and speech in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) through the development of analysis protocols for several dependent measures. Methods Speech and voice data from a...
Peak cough flow (PCF) is a measure of cough strength and capacity. According to American Thoracic Society (ATS) standards, patients should be seated upright during pulmonary function testing. However, the effect of sitting angle on PCF and other measures of cough function in patients with ALS has...
Individuals with dementia who live in long-term care facilities often lack opportunities for social interaction. Mealtimes provide such an opportunity, yet there are few studies of the nature of communication during mealtimes. The purpose of this 900 project was to examine verbal and non-verbal...