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a set of progressive symptoms including loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning: the most common types are Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia

Supporting communication for patients with neurodegenerative disease

Supporting communication for patients with neurodegenerative disease, Fried-Oken, M., Moody A, and Peters B , Neurorehabilitation, Volume 37, Issue 1, p.69-87, (2015)
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Joint decision making using Talking Mats (short summary)

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The authors compared the amount of involvement people with dementia and their family carers felt they had in discussions and decisions about activities of daily living using Talking Mats and their usual methods of communication.

They found that both people with dementia and their carers were more satisfied when Talking Mats were used.


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Joint decision making using Talking Mats (summary)

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Background It is important for people with dementia to be involved in discussions and decisions about their care, but it is often difficult for these people and their carers to discuss their preferences about activities of daily living.

Studies have shown many people with dementia are able to use Talking Mats to support their communication.

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dementia

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An acquired condition, generally affecting people over the age of 40.

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