Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

Help Your Loved One with Dementia Communicate! 3 Easy Tips

As modern medicine continually finds ways to extend the length and quality of life, the number of older adults in the United States has increased significantly. Unfortunately, aging often brings difficulties in speech, language and communication. One of the most … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Did you know that May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? Each year the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) dedicates the month of May to this campaign, designed to raise public awareness of communication disorders: how to identify them, … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Connect with Your Loved One with Dementia

Did you know that more than 5 million Americans are affected with dementia? Dementia can range widely in severity, from a mild decrease in memory and cognitive function, to the complete inability to communicate verbally. Even when dementia is severe, … Continue reading

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Five Great Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

Older Americans (65 years and older) are one of the fastest growing populations, with the elderly population expected to double from 35 million today to over 70 million by 2030! One of the most common difficulties that accompanies aging is … Continue reading

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When should you see a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Many people have heard of speech-language pathology, but aren’t aware of the range of services that they offer. Speech-therapists don’t just work with people who stutter or children with speech impediments. Speech-language pathologists work with anyone who has difficulty with … Continue reading

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Communication through the Lifespan

As modern medicine continually finds ways to extend the length and quality of life, the number of senior citizens in the United States has increased significantly. Unfortunately, aging often brings difficulties in speech, language and communication. While age-related communication disorders … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: National Caregiver Month

Did you know that November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month? The Alzheimer’s Association uses this yearly campaign to raise awareness of this disease which affects over 5 million people each year. Today, we’ll provide some tips … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease. Each November, the Alzheimer’s Association leads a campaign to raise public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and to honor the family and friends who care for people with the … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury: A Cause of Alzheimer’s?

Bumps and bruises are a normal part of childhood. However, head injuries in childhood that may seem minor can have long-lasting consequences. A recent article written by the Alzheimer’s Association discussed research linking moderate and severe traumatic brain injury to … Continue reading

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Mild Cognitive Impairment: How a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help

When was the last time you had a “senior moment”? Whether misplacing their keys or having a familiar name slip their mind, most older adults have experienced some signs of mild memory loss. As people age, some memory loss is … Continue reading

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