Jeanette E. Benigas, PhD, CCC-SLP, practices privately as a speech-language pathologist. Her extensive clinical experience has included work with adults in post-acute, long-term care, and home health settings. Benigas's research interests include improving quality of life for persons with dementia, specifically those who have difficulties eating and swallowing. Her research has incorporated the use of Spaced Retrieval to teach swallowing strategies so that individuals with dementia can avoid unwanted dietary modifications. She has traveled nationally to consult and speak with other professionals in the medical field who work with persons with memory loss. Benigas received a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Michigan University and a doctorate in speech and hearing science with an interdisciplinary specialization in aging from The Ohio State University. She is a former Assistant Professor and is the coauthor of Spaced Retrieval Step by Step: An Evidence-Based Memory Intervention.
Myth: People with memory loss conditions, such as dementia, cannot learn or remember new information, which limits my ability to provide effective therapy. Fact: People… read more