Toward Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment in Hispanic and African American Adults Across the breadth of acquired neurogenic communication disorders, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may go undetected, underreported, and untreated. In addition to stigma and distrust of healthcare systems, other barriers contribute to decreased identification, healthcare access, and service utilization for Hispanic and African American adults with MCI. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have ... Article
Article  |   November 13, 2017
Toward Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment in Hispanic and African American Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Valarie B. Fleming
    Department of Communication Disorders, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Joyce L. Harris
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
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  • Financial: Valarie B. Fleming has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Joyce L. Harris has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
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  • Nonfinancial: Valarie B. Fleming has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Joyce L. Harris has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Valarie B. Fleming has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Joyce L. Harris has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 3
Article   |   November 13, 2017
Toward Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment in Hispanic and African American Adults
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, November 2017, Vol. 2, 110-116. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG2.110
History: Received February 25, 2017 , Revised July 24, 2017 , Accepted July 28, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, November 2017, Vol. 2, 110-116. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG2.110
History: Received February 25, 2017; Revised July 24, 2017; Accepted July 28, 2017

Across the breadth of acquired neurogenic communication disorders, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may go undetected, underreported, and untreated. In addition to stigma and distrust of healthcare systems, other barriers contribute to decreased identification, healthcare access, and service utilization for Hispanic and African American adults with MCI. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have significant roles in prevention, education, management, and support of older adults, the population must susceptible to MCI.

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