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Dining, Dementia, and Dysphagia
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Individuals afflicted with dementia often suffer from dysphagia. Physical limitations, sensory changes, decline in cognition, and other issues may ultimately impact a person’s ability to consume food and fluids. This presentation will explore these issues along with interventions we can employ to promote safe eating practices. 

Amy Siple, APRN

Amy Siple, APRN, is a national speaker on healthcare issues that impact older adults and the empowerment of healthcare givers. She has been serving the primary care needs of residents in long-term care as a nurse practitioner for over 23 years. Amy has been appointed by three Kansas governors to serve on boards and task forces to represent the needs of older adults and currently serves on the Kansas board for Adult Care Home Executives. Amy is a TEDx speaker and a content expert for Project Echo. Under her leadership, as president of the Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Kansas became the 26th state to pass full practice authority for APRNs in 2022. She was given the AANP state award for excellence in 2023.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amy Siple has an employment relationship with Wichita Medical Associates. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amy Siple is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Geriatric Advanced Practice Nurses Association.


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