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1

Who works alongside doctors, nurses and pharmacists to look after patients with long-term neurological conditions?

hint: lecture title

AHPs

2

AHPs have the job of improving a patient's ____ so the patient can carry out as many of their ___ of ___ ___ as possible.

symptoms

activities of daily living

3

Which AHP helps patients to regain movements they have lost the ability to perform?

Physiotherapist

4

Which AHP assesses stroke patients for their ability to swallow?

Speech and Language therapist

5

Which three activities do SLTs help patients to perform?

Speaking

Eating

Drinking

6

What is AAC?

Augmented / Alternative Communication

Devices which help patients communicate

7

Which AHP is responsible for making sure a patient's nutritional requirements are met?

Dietitian

8

Which AHP fits slings, braces, prosthetics etc. to improve a patient's function and prevent secondary complications?

Orthotist

9

What is an inflammatory neurological disease which tends to have a relapsing-remitting course and can have many different symptoms?

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

10

What does an occupational therapist do?

Enable patient to perform activities of daily living through use of tools

11

What does a music therapist do?

Allow patients to express themselves through music

12

Which AHP performs exercises with a patient to improve or maintain their level of function?

Physiotherapist

13

How may speech and language therapists help patients to communicate?

Tools e.g voice banks, recording speech before disease progresses, then using it afterwards