Who works alongside doctors, nurses and pharmacists to look after patients with long-term neurological conditions?
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AHPs have the job of improving a patient's ____ so the patient can carry out as many of their ___ of ___ ___ as possible.
activities of daily living
Which AHP helps patients to regain movements they have lost the ability to perform?
Which AHP assesses stroke patients for their ability to swallow?
Speech and Language therapist
Which three activities do SLTs help patients to perform?
What is AAC?
Augmented / Alternative Communication
Devices which help patients communicate
Which AHP is responsible for making sure a patient's nutritional requirements are met?
Which AHP fits slings, braces, prosthetics etc. to improve a patient's function and prevent secondary complications?
What is an inflammatory neurological disease which tends to have a relapsing-remitting course and can have many different symptoms?
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
What does an occupational therapist do?
Enable patient to perform activities of daily living through use of tools
What does a music therapist do?
Allow patients to express themselves through music
Which AHP performs exercises with a patient to improve or maintain their level of function?
How may speech and language therapists help patients to communicate?
Tools e.g voice banks, recording speech before disease progresses, then using it afterwards