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

Hallowell, Brooke
What Every Aphasiologist Should Know About Diabetes and its Impacts on Cognition and Language. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1868
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.