Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) Treatment Methods and Approaches for Alzheimer's Dementia Caring for individuals with Alzheimer's dementia requires an interdisciplinary approach, with speech-language pathologists (SLPs) playing a critical role. The SLP's role in the management of individuals with Alzheimer's dementia, and their families/caregivers, requires both direct and indirect assessment and intervention techniques. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide ... Article
Article  |   December 14, 2016
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) Treatment Methods and Approaches for Alzheimer's Dementia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Marta Korytkowska
    The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Loraine K. Obler
    The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York, NY
    Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
    Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA
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  • Financial: Marta Korytkowska has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Loraine K. Obler has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Marta Korytkowska has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Loraine K. Obler has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Marta Korytkowska has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Loraine K. Obler has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
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Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 3
Article   |   December 14, 2016
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) Treatment Methods and Approaches for Alzheimer's Dementia
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 122-128. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG2.122
History: Received August 31, 2016 , Revised September 20, 2016 , Accepted September 25, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 122-128. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG2.122
History: Received August 31, 2016; Revised September 20, 2016; Accepted September 25, 2016

Caring for individuals with Alzheimer's dementia requires an interdisciplinary approach, with speech-language pathologists (SLPs) playing a critical role. The SLP's role in the management of individuals with Alzheimer's dementia, and their families/caregivers, requires both direct and indirect assessment and intervention techniques. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide a succinct overview of the evidence-based assessment and intervention options across levels of severity and stage of the disease process.

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