Articulation (Pronunciation) Problems
Feeding and Swallowing Clinic
Palatometer (Pronunciation Tool)
Parkinsonís Disease/Multiple Sclerosis
Many people with dementia feel lost and confused. When a person starts to have trouble finding their way, handling finances and requesting information, they may withdraw from their social network. They become under stimulated, which can lead to even further decline. However, at each stage of the disease, from mild to severe, people with dementia have strengths that a therapist can build on to increase independence, and keep them socially connected. Knowing what these strengths are, and how to nurture them, can enhance function and quality of life, both for caregivers and for those with the disease.
Your speech therapist can perform testing to determine the stage of dementia. She can then expose preserved strengths, and give guidance on visual/perceptual/cognitive deficits. This can help caregivers have realistic expectations, cut down on frustration, and keep the person with dementia meaningfully engaged in life.
Treatment frequency: The frequency of dementia intervention is highly individual.