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COMMUNICATION AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AMONG NURSING HOMES RESIDENTS IN GREECE

Papathanasiou, Ilias and Koutroumpi, Anastasia and Lazari, Kleopatra and Merantza, Vassiliki and Patroni, Laoura and Ellul, Yiannis
COMMUNICATION AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AMONG NURSING HOMES RESIDENTS IN GREECE. In International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

In Greece, the percentage of elderly living in nursing homes is relatively small compared to other European countries. The reason behind this is mainly due to the social structure and the role of the family, which plays an important role in the care of the elderly. Until now it has not been a systematic investigation of the communication and cognitive impairments of the population living in nursing home. This is the first epidemiological study, aimed to assess the presence of such impairments and also the degree of the severity in order to address the need for speech & language therapy intervention.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:Aphasia: Aphasia - rehabilitation
ID Code:1683
Conference:International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)