CE Introduction Adults over the age of 65 years are the fastest growing population in the United States, reaching 72.1 million by 2030 or about twice the size of the older adult population in 2010 (Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, 2011). Individuals with dementia-related communication impairments are ... SIG News
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  • Yvonne Rogalski
    Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
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SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, May 2013, Vol. 23, 1. doi:10.1044/nnsld23.1.4
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, May 2013, Vol. 23, 1. doi:10.1044/nnsld23.1.4
Adults over the age of 65 years are the fastest growing population in the United States, reaching 72.1 million by 2030 or about twice the size of the older adult population in 2010 (Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, 2011). Individuals with dementia-related communication impairments are the fastest growing clinical population encountered by speech-language pathologists (SLPs; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association [ASHA], 2005). For these reasons, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a transitional diagnosis between normal cognitive aging and dementia, is likely to become more prevalent. SLPs are in a prime position to play a fundamental role in the early identification of cognitive and communication changes associated with MCI. One of the greatest challenges, however, is recognizing the differences and distinguishing between normal and pathological cognitive aging. This issue of Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders provides an overview of MCI and normal aging, outlining the cognitive and communication differences between the two, the screening and diagnosis of MCI, and the interventions available for both the MCI and healthy older populations.
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