What Every Aphasiologist Should Know About Diabetes and its Impacts on Cognition and Language

Hallowell, Brooke (2007) What Every Aphasiologist Should Know About Diabetes and its Impacts on Cognition and Language. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Influences of diabetes on human health are enormous and increasing rapidly in a world-wide epidemic. People with diabetes are disproportionate among those with aphasia and related disorders. For many, the etiology underlying diabetes parallels etiologies leading to neurogenic communication impairments. Also, people with diabetes have high incidences of stroke, brain atrophy and dementia. Even without such conditions, individuals with diabetes are more likely to have problems with memory, attention, visuospatial ability, orientation, wordfinding, problem-solving, psychomotor skills, and hearing. Potential etiologies and mechanisms that may underlie those deficits are reviewed. Diabetes-related needs for research in clinical aphasiology are discussed.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1868

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