264 Incorporating Neurolinguistics and the Role of Speech and Language Therapy in a Specialist Memory Service

ConclusionSLTs fulfil an integral role in supporting both the diagnostic and post-diagnostic care pathways of people living with dementia and cognitive impairment attending memory services. SLTs have a unique role and skillset in identifying the specific nature of language difficulties for a person with dementia or cognitive impairment and in reducing the impact of the communication difficulties for the person and for their family members.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Nonfluent Aphasia, Progressive;   Primary Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia;   Primary Progressive Non Fluent Aphasia;   Progressive Supranuclear Palsy;   Corticobasal Degeneration;   Behavioral Variant of Frontotemporal Dementia Intervention:   Device: Halo Neuroscience Neurostimulator Sponsors:   University of California, San Francisco;   Halo Neuroscience Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractBackgroundProgressive apraxia of speech (PAOS) is a neurodegenerative disorder of speech programming distinct from aphasia and dysarthria, most commonly associated with a 4-repeat tauopathy. Our objective was to better understand the reasons for possible delays or diagnostic errors for patients with PAOS.MethodsSeventy-seven consecutive PAOS research participants from the Neurodegenerative Research Group were included in this study. The medical records for these patients were reviewed in detail. For each speech-related visit, data such as the chief complaint, clinical findings, and neuroimaging findings were record...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Expert Rev Neurother. 2021 Mar 1. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2021.1897253. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a complex language-led dementia syndrome whereby disproportionate deterioration of speech and language occurs subsequent to neurodegenerative disease in the early to mid-stages of the condition. As no effective pharmacotherapies are currently available, speech and language therapies are the optimum treatment to maximize communication for as long as possible.AREAS COVERED: The authors present an overview of current speech-language therapy practices in PPA, highlighting recent...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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