By Boyd H. Davis (eds.)
The individuals to this quantity reference a shared, longitudinal corpus of spontaneous dialog elicited in average settings from audio system with reasonable to past due reasonable Alzheimer's disorder, using different collections as acceptable, to investigate dialog, discourse and written textual content through and approximately Alzheimer's speech. Cross-disciplinary contributions from the us, Canada, New Zealand and Germany, representing linguistics, gerontology, geriatric nursing, desktop technological know-how, and communications issues document on empirically-based investigations of social and pragmatic language capabilities and methods retained through advert sufferers which may floor verbal exchange improvements or interventions.
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The excerpts used in the following analysis, however, demonstrate her clear sense of self and maintenance of her identity when talking primarily about her family and religion. Family Earlier work has suggested that while all role identities deteriorate significantly for people with Alzheimer’s disease, family roles retain the greatest prominence in the present (Cohen-Mansfield et al. 2000). For Glory, being family means caring for each other (see Shenk et al. 2002). She often mentions her parents and suggests the strength of their family ties with examples of the way they cared for her.
Moreover, the use of proper nouns rather than pronouns by the conversational partners facilitated the forward progression of “problemfree” conversation, giving Robbie the names of objects and people that helped circumvent his anomia. While specific communication and language-based strategies for individuals with dementia have been described in the literature, one could employ personhood as an underlying philosophy in communication education and training programs for formal care providers. Indeed, we now see that the goal of affirming personhood underlies the entire positive feedback loop characterized by our Communication Enhancement Model as it applies to dyadic communication of a health provider and an older adult, with intact cognition or with impaired cognition (Orange et al.
Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context: Enhancing Communication by Boyd H. Davis (eds.)