Support systems: Older adults with neurogenic communication disorders
As the population of older adults increases, there is a corresponding increase in the number of individuals with communication disorders resulting from brain damage. The purpose of this article was to describe the effects of aphasia and dementia on language and communication, and to suggest support systems for improving communication and maximizing residual language abilities. For both these disorders, we address the psychosocial environment, the roles of professionals and caregivers, individual versus group therapy, and support groups. Finally, we report on 2 specific support groups, one for aphasia and one for Alzheimer's dementia, with which the authors have been involved for many years.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
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Goldfarb, Robert and Santo Pietro, Mary Jo, "Support systems: Older adults with neurogenic communication disorders" (2004). Kean Publications. 2659.