Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dementia: Feeding and Swallowing Issues

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed some of the language issues that accompany advancing dementia and provided strategies for maintaining communication despite decreasing language skills. Today, we’ll talk about a different facet of dementia: swallowing difficulties. Eating is … Continue reading

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Communicating with Dementia: Part 2

As the number of geriatric Americans continues to grow, many people find themselves faced with the task of taking care of a parent or other loved one with dementia, the cognitive decline that often accompanies aging. Communicating with an individual … Continue reading

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Dementia: Strategies for Communication

Adults 85 years and older are currently the fastest growing group in America. As a result, the number of adults caring for aging parents has soared in the past couple of decades. One of the most difficult components of caregiving … Continue reading

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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: Part 2

Each November, the Alzheimer’s Association heads a campaign to raise public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease with National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Although we’re officially in December now, we’d like to continue our blog series on communication deficits in Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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