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  Sabine Heuer  

“Strategies to Improve Communication with People with Dementia and Aphasia”  Stroke and dementia are leading causes of long-term disability in adults. As a consequence of stroke, functions may become impaired or lost, often including speech and language problems, called aphasia. Dementia is a group of symptoms related to memory loss and overall cognitive and communication impairment. Gain communication strategies that caregivers can use to facilitate communication with individuals suffering from aphasia or dementia. Learn about the role of speech-language pathologists in the treatment of cognitive–communicative disorders. Sabine Heuer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an assistant professor at UWM. Her expertise is acquired neurogenic cognitive and language disorders. Her research focuses on the assessment of aphasia and how concomitant impairments of attention and working memory affect language abilities.

 

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