Beyond Memory: Special Issues in Dementia
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Clinicians who work with
individuals with dementia are well aware of the need to address memory and
other cognitive issues. However, there are other potential problems that may
co-occur with dementia or happen as a result of the disease progression. This
journal self-study explores some of these issues, including ways to improve the
use of compensatory swallowing strategies, the impact of hearing amplification
on cognitive performance, how motor speech may be affected by dementia and
other progressive disorders, and how auditory processing may be affected by
cognitive impairment. Clinicians can use this information to improve how they
manage patients with dementia.
You will be able to:
how combining spaced retrieval training with visual aids improves use of
compensatory swallowing strategies
how hearing amplification affects cognitive performance
how different progressive disorders affect a person’s motor speech abilities
how auditory processing is affected in people with mild cognitive impairment
This course is part of a Learning Path: Assessing and Treating Individuals With Dementia.
What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.
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