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Aphasia Threads: Guy, Larry, and Marla
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Aug 19
Sensory impairment and health expectancy in older adults
Out of the five physical senses, impairment in vision and hearing, especially simultaneously, may have the greatest impact on the health of older adults. These impairments are associated with poor health outcomes, such as limitations in physical function and activities of daily living ADLs , social isolation, cognitive decline, depression, poor self-rated health SRH , communication difficulties, and even mortality. Studying the effect of vision and hearing ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Aphasia Threads: Chris, Mary, and Sofia
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Aug 12
Unlocking Speech for Kids With Autism
For parents of a child with autism, communication is often the No. 1 hurdle. But what if there were a simple way to help them get their youngster talking A new study suggests there just might be. It s called pivotal response treatment PRT . And those who have tried it say it can open up a whole new verbal world for kids with limited speech and inhibited social skills. Related Articles Can Major Surgeries Cause a Long-Term Brain Drain Doctors Come Out Again ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 12
Aphasia Threads: Shaun, Evangelina, and Alison
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Aug 5
Hearing loss, dementia risk in population of Taiwan
Bottom Line A population-based study using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan suggests hearing loss is associated with risk of dementia. The study included 8,135 patients with newly diagnosed hearing loss and an equal number of individuals without hearing loss for comparison. Among the 16,270 study participants, 1,868 developed dementia. Patients with hearing loss had a higher risk of dementia, especially those 45 to 64 yea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
Sudden hearing loss: Update to guideline to improve implementation and awareness
ALEXANDRIA, VA --The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation published the Clinical Practice Guideline Sudden Hearing Loss Update today in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery . Sudden sensorineural hearing loss SSNHL affects five to 27 per 100,000 people annually, with about 66,000 new cases per year in the United States. Sudden hearing loss is a frightening symptom for patients that can dramatically decrease their quality of l ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
Brain imaging findings of US government personnel in Cuba
Bottom Line Imaging shows differences in the brains of U.S. government personnel who were potentially exposed to unusual audible and sensory phenomena sound, pressure or vibration while serving in Cuba when compared with brain images from a group of healthy individuals without such exposure, although the clinical importance of these brain differences is uncertain. A preliminary report published by JAMA in 2018 described neurological signs and symptoms expe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Aphasia Threads: Melissa, Audrey, and Michelle
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 29
Aphasia on the Stage with TALK TO ME
Aphasia has made it to Broadway. Or, at least, it has made ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 29
Study finds maternal race not a factor for children experiencing a 'language g...
In a first of its kind study, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute evaluated the language use of black mothers in comparison with white mothers with the same education levels to measure the amount and complexity of the words they use with their infants and young children. This study resulted in the new discovery that race played no role in the amount and quality of the words they ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Aphasia Threads: Jennifer, Samantha, and Megan
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Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 22