About The Book

Communication and Aging: Creative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Lifeprovides an overview of alternative approaches used to improve the quality of life of individuals with long-term chronic communication diseases associated with aging and neurogenic diseases. This text examines how professionals can inspire and develop programs that allow patients to live successfully with their disorders.

Key Features

  • Detailed descriptions of successful therapeutic modalities (such as art, music and drama) and the ability of patients and families to participate and benefit
  • Real-life examples of programs that combine nondirective strategies with outcome measure assessment
  • Discussion of social models and contrast theories of medical models of patient rehabilitation
  • Examination of the effect of social integration on patient quality of life and wellness

Communication and Aging is a source for innovative therapeutic planning and is ideal for professionals seeking to stretch the boundaries of support to patients who may have maximized private pay and directive therapy options.

About The Author

Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Founding Director of the MS program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pace University in New York City, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center. She has authored several books, numerous articles and is a frequent invited speaker. Her research and practice is in adult neurogenic communication disorders.

Table Of Contents

Part I.
Chapter 1. Introduction

Tanya Budilovskaya

Chapter 2. Perspectives on Communication and Aging

Noel Shafi and Linda S. Carozza

Chapter 3. Cognitive Changes in Aging: Implications for Discourse Processing

Tricia Olea Santos

Chapter 4. The Effect of Aging and Neurogenic Conditions on Speech Production: Recent Advances

Linda S. Carozza

Chapter 5. Language Comprehension and Production in Dementia and Aphasia

Linda S. Carozza

Chapter 6. Hearing and Aging

Abbey L. Berg and Yula C. Serpanos

Chapter 7. Swallowing Functions Across the Lifespan

Matina Balou

Chapter 8. Social Language Enhancement in Dementia and Aphasia

Linda S. Carozza with contribution by Noel Shafi

Part II.
Chapter 9. Psychosocial and Creative Approaches to Dementia Care

Lauren Volkmer

Chapter 10. Creating the Climate for Contact and Positive Change in the Social Adult Day Program Setting: An Interview with Elizabeth Hartowicz, Director of CARE Program at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Elizabeth Hartowicz

Chapter 11. Color My Words: How Art Therapy Creates New Pathways of Communication

Raquel Chapin Stephenson

Chapter 12. Music Therapy in Neurologic Dysfunction to Address Self-Expression, Language, and Communication: The Impact of Group Singing on Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

Joanne V. Loewy, Jamee Ard, and Naoko Mizutani


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