Communication Disability in the Dementias / Edition 1

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Communication Disability in the Dementias

Edited by Karen Bryan, European institute of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey and Jane Maxim, Department of Human Communication Science, University College London.

Focusing on language and communication issues of older people with mental health problems, and based on the editors' earlier book, Communication Disability and Psychiatry of old Age, this book recognizes the many changes that have occurred in the last decade in relation to speech and language therapy practice. During this time there have been substantial advances in the diagnosis and treatment of dementias and a growing awareness of the need to treat older people appropriately. There is now recognition that speech and language are not just the business of the speech and language therapist but involves all t members of the multidisciplinary team who are dealing with those who have mental difficulties.

The book includes examples of evidence-based practice and is well referenced throughout. It discusses developing new services for older people and extending existing ones to help those with mental health problems maintain their independence and to help minimize the degenerative disease processes or as long as possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861565068
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/13/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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