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Communication and Aging: Creative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Life provides an overview of alternative approaches used to improve the quality of life of individuals with long-term chronic communication diseases. Through discussion of various methods, this text examines how professionals can inspire and plan programs that allow patients to live successfully with their disorders. This book begins with chapters focused on communication issues (speech, hearing, voice, language, etc.) associated with aging and neurogenic diseases, then transitions into an overview of creative approaches for improving the quality of life in individuals affected by such communication issues.
Key features of this text include:
- Detailed description of successful therapeutic modalities (such as drama, art, and music) on the ability of patients and families to participate and benefit.
- Real-life examples of programs that combine non-directive strategies with outcome measure assessment.
- Discussion of social models and contrast theories of medical models of patient rehabilitation.
- 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.
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