Fast Facts: Dementia and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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by J. Murray (Author), S. Dada (Author), A. May (Author)
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The purpose of this book is to offer medical, health, and social care professionals who work in acute, medical, long-term, or community care settings insights into the impact of dementia on an individual’s communication interactions and how augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies could enhance these interactions. The first half of the text sets the scene for understanding the nature of dementia and its impact particularly on an individual’s social and emotional life and their language and communication; the second half introduces AAC and what it offers as a set of techniques to support and maintain conversational autonomy in those living with dementia. Table of Contents: • Section 1: The nature and impact of dementia • A description of dementia • Social and emotional impact of dementia • Language and cognitive-communication assessment and approaches to intervention • Section 2: Interventions mediated through augmentative and alternative communication • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) • Developing AAC interventions: A participatory assessment and intervention process • Communication partner AAC training and support • What everyone should know about dementia, AAC, and conversational partner training

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August 08, 2022
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