dementia

Speech pathology & dementia diagnosis

By |2017-09-27T11:15:19+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Aged Care|Tags: , , , |

Making a dementia diagnosis is not a straight-forward process. Sometimes it can take years for a firm diagnosis to be made. What does an assessment involve? Dementia diagnosis requires a team approach. As a minimum, assessment will involve: a case history (your GP will ask you questions about your past, your current concerns, what is working [...]

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 [...]