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What is a speech pathologist’s role at end of life?

By |2019-04-24T14:31:13+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Caring for a person at the end of their life can be a gift. If done well, we can support a person to die with dignity as well as supporting the loved ones they will leave behind. This presents two questions: What is the role of speech pathology in end of life care, and [...]

What is the role of the speech pathologist in dementia care?

By |2017-09-27T11:23:24+00:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , |

Dementia is already the leading cause of disability in Australians aged over 65 years. So we need to find ways to better support the ever-growing number of older Australians with dementia. There is increasing evidence that speech pathology and dementia go together. Speech pathologists can play an important role in dementia-related communication or swallowing problems. Our goal is to [...]