Cognitive Intervention Case Studies: A Case Study of a Spousal Communication Education and Training Program for Alzheimer's Disease Research on the language and cognitive-communication skills of individuals with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT) indicates progressive impairment of semantic and pragmatic domains with relatively intact phonology and morpho-syntax processes (Bayles & Kaszniak, 1987). Discourse and conversation analyses reveal reduced information content, perseveration of ideas, poor topic maintenance ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 1998
Cognitive Intervention Case Studies: A Case Study of a Spousal Communication Education and Training Program for Alzheimer's Disease
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • J.B. Orange
    School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Angela Colton-Hudson
    London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, London, Ontario
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Cognitive Intervention Case Studies
Article   |   December 01, 1998
Cognitive Intervention Case Studies: A Case Study of a Spousal Communication Education and Training Program for Alzheimer's Disease
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 1998, Vol. 8, 22-29. doi:10.1044/nnsld8.4.22
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 1998, Vol. 8, 22-29. doi:10.1044/nnsld8.4.22
Acknowledgments
An expanded version of this case study appears in Orange and Colton-Hudson (1998)  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 14, 56–275. The case study was part of a research project supported by a grant from the Alzheimer’s Society of London and Middlesex, London, Ontario Canada. We are grateful to the couple who participated in the project. We acknowledge the support of Gloria Grace of the London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus, London Ontario who conducted the neuropsychological testing. The helpful comments from ASHA Division 2 Special Issue Editor Jean Neils and Managing Editor Stacie Raymer are most appreciated.
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