Language and Communication in Old Age: Multidisciplinary by Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton

By Heidi Ehernberger Hamilton

First released in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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Copyrighted Material Memory and Language in the Dementia Spectrum 33 Memory Measures Eight measures of memory were administered to the 72 subjects: Information, Orientation, Mental Control, Digit Span Forward, Digit Span Backward, Verbal Paired Associates, Story Recall, and Katzman Test for Delayed Recall. The first seven of these measures are from the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) (Wechsler, 1973). " For the measure of Mental Control, the participant is asked to count backward from twenty to one, say the alphabet, and count by three's to the number forty.

In H. Ulatowska, ed. The Aging Brain: Communication in the Elderly. San Diego, California: College-Hill Press. Ulatowska, Hanna, ed. 1985. The Aging Brain: Communication ill the Elderly. San Diego, California: College-Hill Press. Wiemann, John, Gravell, Rosemary, and Wiemann, Michael. 1990. Communication with the elderly: implications for health care and social support. In H. Giles, N. Coupland, and 1. , Communication, Health and the Elderly. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Copyrighted Material SECTION I Language and Communicative Abilities in Old Age Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material CHAPTER 2 On the Relationship between Memory and Language in the Dementia Spectrum of Depression, Alzheimer Syndrome, and Normal Aging v.

Normal elderly constitute a normative baseline. Further, the interaction of language and memory in these populations will be examined. As best we can determine, this is the first study of the interaction of language and memory in depressive dementia. METHOD Participants The study involves a total of 72 participants: 12 elderly with depressive dementia (3 men and 9 women); 20 elderly with major depression/ unipolar (6 men and 14 women); 20 elderly with SDAT (8 men and 12 women); and 20 normal elderly (6 men and 14 women).

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