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Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context: Enhancing Communication
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Official List Price: $34.95
This work presents an analysis of conversation, discourse and written text about Alzheimer's speech examining retained language competencies that could be the basis for intervention or for enhancing communication. This book has: current concern worldwide with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia; focus on finding retained communication competencies that could be built on to increase meaningful communication; leading researchers in communications and communications disorders, gerontology, anthropology, speech pathology, computer science, Al and nursing who contribute to a multi-faceted analysis of the discourse of Alzheimer's patients and their carers; a shared longitudinal corpus which ensures the contributors are all focused on a set of common real-life data.The contributors to this volume reference a shared, longitudinal corpus of spontaneous conversation elicited in natural settings from speakers with moderate to late moderate Alzheimer's Disease, utilizing other collections as appropriate, to analyze conversation, discourse and written text about Alzheimer's speech. Cross-disciplinary contributions from the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Germany, representing linguistics, gerontology, geriatric nursing, computer science, and communications disorders report on empirically-based investigations of social and pragmatic language competencies and strategies retained by AD patients which could ground communication enhancements or interventions.