Becky Khayum

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INTRODUCTION Individuals with aphasia symptoms due to neurodegenerative dementia are under-referred for speech-language therapy (SLT) services. We sought to determine the feasibility of utilizing telepractice, via Internet video conferencing, to connect an individual with progressive aphasia due to dementia to a speech-language pathologist for treatment. (More)
In this article, we explore the symptoms, cause, treatment potential, and supportive services for individuals diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Although it is possible to regain certain cognitive abilities with stroke or brain injury, in PPA, language abilities worsen and other symptoms emerge with time, shortening the lifespan. The goal of(More)
Many speech-language pathologists work in the skilled nursing facility setting and have a growing number of patients with moderate to severe dementia on their caseloads. Traditional rehabilitation interventions are often not appropriate for people with dementia due to the severity of their cognitive impairment and the progressive nature of dementia. Whereas(More)
Many speech-language pathologists work in the skilled nursing facility setting and frequently treat patients in subacute rehabilitation who are experiencing mild cognitive deficits as a result of dementia. Treatment of these individuals needs to be carefully differentiated from rehabilitative treatment of a stroke or traumatic brain injury. A "habilitation"(More)
The goal of the Care Pathway Model for Dementia (CARE-D) is to improve quality of life and daily functioning both for individuals diagnosed with dementia and for their families or other caregivers. This is accomplished by developing individualized recommendations focused on a person's strengths and weaknesses as determined by formal neurocognitive and(More)
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