Designed both as a text for classes on adult language disorders, namely the cognitive-communicative disorders associated with age-related dementia-associated disease, and as a useful handbook for professionals who work with these clients, this new book comprehensively details the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of such disorders. The authors, with over 27 years of experience working with individuals with dementia, have conducted three NIH longitudinal studies of individuals with dementia and have authored two widely-used standardized tests for evaluating dementia patients. They bring here the culmination of their lifelong studies and research and provide an in-depth and thorough text for students and clinicians alike.
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Kathryn Bayles, Ph.D., is an internationally known expert on the cognitive-communicative disorders of dementia. Now Professor-Emerita at the University of Arizona, Dr. Bayles has served as Department Head of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and Associate Director for the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Her research has received support from the National Institutes on Aging, Mental Health, Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the Alzheimer's Association and the Robert Wood Johnson and Andrus Foundations. She is a Fellow in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Honors recipient and a Past President of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. Cheryl Tomoeda, M.S., Ms. Tomoeda is Associate Director of Development for the University of Arizona College of Science after a 22-year career in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She is known for her work with Dr. Kathryn Bayles on the communication abilities of individuals with dementia. The two have collaborated on three other books, and co-authored two standardized tests for evaluating the cognitive-communication disorders of dementia, and conducted research on this topic for over 20 years.
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