Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

Description

The relationship between dementia severity in persons with dementia (PWD) and communicative ability from the perspective of their family caregivers was investigated. There was a significant correlation between Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) and communicative abilities in Communicative Abilities of Daily Living Family Questionnaire (CADL-FQ), but not between CDR and language functions in CADL-FQ. Family caregivers considered that interpersonal interactions with a degenerative process might be affected by communicative abilities, or language use in context, not by issues in language functions alone. We discussed ways to intervene for communicative abilities in dementia to support the well-being of PWD and their family caregivers.

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Takako Yoshimura, Ph.D., is a speech therapist and neuropsychologist. Her current focuses are on cognitive functions and communication abilities in dementia, as well as in seeking to develop effective interventions for dementia patients with communication difficulties.

Aiko Osawa is a medical doctor of rehabilitation medicine. Her research interests are rehabilitation medicine and the neuropsychology of cerebrovascular diseases and neurodegenerative diseases.

Acknowledgement: This research was partly supported by MEXT KAKENHI Grant Number JP15K00214 and MHLW KAKENHI Grant Number 201916012A.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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The Relationship Between Dementia Severity and Communicative Ability from a Family Caregiver’s Perspective

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The relationship between dementia severity in persons with dementia (PWD) and communicative ability from the perspective of their family caregivers was investigated. There was a significant correlation between Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) and communicative abilities in Communicative Abilities of Daily Living Family Questionnaire (CADL-FQ), but not between CDR and language functions in CADL-FQ. Family caregivers considered that interpersonal interactions with a degenerative process might be affected by communicative abilities, or language use in context, not by issues in language functions alone. We discussed ways to intervene for communicative abilities in dementia to support the well-being of PWD and their family caregivers.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2020/Articles/15