Across the globe, the increase in current life expectancy has led to a significant growth in the number of people living with dementia. As a result, people with dementia are the biggest expanding client group for speech and language therapists. In response to this, there has been a corresponding increase in the research evidence underpinning clinical practice. This book brings together the research evidence with practice-based knowledge to provide a practical and accessible guide for clinicians working in this field. It specifically addresses language and cognitive communication, describing assessment and therapy, both impairment-based and more functional approaches.
This vastly expanded and updated second edition of Assessment and Therapy for Language and Cognitive Communication Difficulties in Dementia and Other Progressive Diseases has a significant focus on language-led dementias or primary progressive aphasia, demonstrating how what we know about this rare dementia type is transferable to other dementias. It brings together an international group of clinical academic speech and language therapists, neurologists and neuropsychologists whose chapters range from communication difficulties across dementia, person-centred assessment, goal setting, impairment-based therapy, functional therapy, working with families and much more.
This book is an essential resource to support speech and language therapy clinicians, students and lecturers working in the field of dementia.
Forthcoming Spring 2025
Price guide: £29.99, [+postage and packing]