Some of you may be familiar with this packet. I found the techniques and strategies listed inside to be very helpful during my first year in a SNF with limited resources and only 1 dysphagia textbook from graduate school. Many of the ideas were used to train non-clinical staff during in-services or to help develop functional maintenance plans for staff.
Although the first 1/2 of the packet is a very basic run-down of normal swallowing, dysphagia symptoms and diet modifications, the second 1/2 contains hundreds of tips for managing feeding issues related to cognitive decline. I especially appreciated the list of finger food options.
What may be most useful to you are pages 22-50 ‘Troubleshooting Issues During Mealtimes’.
Griffin, A., Hollingworth, L., Tyberek, M., Vourgaslis, J. Czapnik, D. and McNeill-Brown (2009). Dining with dementia. LaTrobe University.