All About Aphasia and Dysphagia | TOYL Celebration
Time: 02:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Find out how you can better support loved ones who lives with aphasia or dysphagia.
About this event
Did you know that different neurological conditions like dementia, Parkinson's disease, and stroke can cause difficulty with communication (aphasia), and swallowing (dysphagia)? Aphasia and/ or dysphagia impact quality of life and can lead to social isolation and other problems. Caregivers can now learn ways to support communication and manage swallowing difficulties of their loved ones.
This interactive workshop will address the following:
- Types of communication disorders with spotlight on aphasia
- Basic tips to improve communication with those who have communication disorders
- How to identify signs of swallowing difficulties
- Diet and fluid modification for treatment of dysphagia
Conducted by: Ms Evelyn Khoo, Speech-Language Therapist, Founder, Aphasia SG & Clinical Director, GentleFoods (Singapore)
About Time of Your Life Celebration 2022
Connections: Past, Present and Future
How can we make the journey of ageing a better one? By reconnecting to our past, examining our present, and striving towards the future, we will reimagine how this voyage can be made more gratifying. Join us to connect with gerontology experts and community partners as we delve into facets of ageing like caregiving, gerontechnology, lifelong learning, and physical and mental well-being.
Jointly brought to you by the National Library Board (NLB) and Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).
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About the Speaker
Evelyn is the founder of Aphasia SG, the first non-profit organisation in Singapore supporting persons with aphasia and their caregivers. She is also the Clinical Director of GentleFoods, a homegrown company that develops therapeutic diets for seniors and persons with dysphagia. Evelyn specialises in working with clients with neurological conditions and is an experienced speech-language therapist who has spent more than a decade across clinical settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centres, and home-based therapy.
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National Library Board
library@harbourfront (Programme Zone 1 & 2)
1 Harbourfront Walk VivoCity
#03-05 (Lobby F)