Hearing and cognition: neurocognitive test batteries in otorhinolaryngology.

CONCLUSION: With regard to demographic changes and the well-known bias between hearing and cognition, screening of neurocognitive functions should be implemented in basic otorhinolaryngologic diagnostics. More comprehensive test batteries might be useful for research purposes or speech therapy. PMID: 31628531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusions In the current study, AQ underestimated the presence of PPA and WAB-R classification did not distinguish among PPA classification determined by consensus. Performance on individual subtests and relative performance across subtests demonstrated inconsistent alignment with PPA classification. We conclude the WAB-R in isolation is inadequate to detect or characterize PPA. We instead suggest utilizing the WAB-R as 1 component of a comprehensive language and motor speech assessment when PPA is suspected. PMID: 31639312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research
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
Manufacturers are stepping up efforts to integrate hearing assistive technology with smart phones and Bluetooth technology, according to a recent article from NextAvenue—a PBS media outlet for older adults. The article describes apps that work directly with hearing aids from Audibel, NuEar, Oticon, Phonak, Starkey, and others. The apps allow users to stream sound directly to their hearing aids, translate calls into text, and sync with smart home systems. Others automatically turn off the lights when you turn off your hearing aid at night, alert you when someone rings the doorbell, or use your phone as a microphone to...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Schools Slider Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Limited formal guidance or practice standards exist in the setting of complex dysphagia management, which limits the consistency of practice and clinical efficiency. This insight into current practices and perspectives supports the development of clinical guidelines. PMID: 31364801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Australas J Ageing Source Type: research
Conclusion Patients with acute ischemic stroke, admitted to the emergency room, aged ≥ 70 years, score on the GCS ≤ 14, anterior circulation infarct and dementia should be prioritized for swallowing assessment and rehabilitation.RESUMO Altera ções da deglutição são observadas em mais de 50% dos pacientes com acidente vascular cerebral isquêmico (AVCI) agudo. Objetivo Identificar os indicadores de prognóstico clínico da funcionalidade da deglutição na população com AVCI em fase aguda, visando o estabelecimento de indicadores de prioriza...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Research trends and, more importantly, the gaps highlighted in this research review present speech-language therapists and researchers with a set of current priorities that are necessary for the advancement of the knowledge base. PMID: 31321844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Lang Commun Disord Source Type: research
Miles Forma really doesn’t like when people think he is stupid because he’s unable to talk. “I’ve had many experiences in my life where people assumed because I am a non-speaking person and sit in a wheelchair, I’m not intelligent,” Forma said recently using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The young man wasn’t saying this to just anybody. His audience included people with the power to change things—attendees at a major conference on disability at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York a few weeks ago. Mike Froma addresses the United Nations Forma was a...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Academia & Research Advocacy Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Augmentative Alternative Communication Language Disorders Professional Development Speech Disorders Source Type: blogs
Miles Forma really doesn’t like when people think he is stupid because he’s unable to talk. “I’ve had many experiences in my life where people assumed because I am a non-speaking person and sit in a wheelchair, I’m not intelligent,” Forma said recently using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The young man wasn’t saying this to just anybody. His audience included people with the power to change things—attendees at a major conference on disability at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York a few weeks ago. Mies Forma addresses the United Nations Forma was a...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Academia & Research Advocacy Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Augmentative Alternative Communication Language Disorders Professional Development Speech Disorders Source Type: blogs
Conclusions SR using static and/or dynamic images improved face-name recognition in persons with dementia. Further research is warranted to continue exploration of the relationship between dementia diagnosis and SR performance using static and dynamic images. PMID: 31194916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research
Working with older adults as a speech-language pathologist for a rehab company, I often assess patients on their cognitive function. I will deal more in-depth on how and why determining cognitive function helps guide my treatment strategies in an upcoming post. For this first article, however, I wanted to discuss the first steps. The first step I take in determining a person’s cognitive status involves using a standardized evaluation. I like three tests: the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) exam. Quick, easy to use, and readi...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Academia & Research Health Care Private Practice Slider Speech-Language Pathology dementia Source Type: blogs
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