Interdisciplinary, Integrated, Person-Centred Assessments for Persons Living with Dementia
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Margaret K Pichora-Fuller, PhD, U. Toronto; Walter Wittich, PhD, U. Montreal; Natalie Phillips, PhD, Concordia U; Marilyn Reed, MSc, Baycrest Hospital; JB Orange, PhD, Western University.
Speech-language pathologists, working with other key members of interprofessional health care teams, are positioned ideally to be active leaders in providing and promoting integrated, person-centred care for persons living with dementia.
The aim of our mini-seminar is to provide evidence of the value to speech-language pathologists to collaborate with colleagues in audiology, vision rehabilitation and neuropsychology. Such collaborations can deliver integrated, interprofessional person-centred care based on older adults’ hearing, vision, cognition, speech production, language and cognitive-communication abilities and functional needs.