Auditory Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease is neurodegenerative disorder which affects a growing number of older adults every year. With an understanding of auditory dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease, the speech-language pathologist working in the health care setting can provide better service to these individuals. The pathophysiology of the disease process in Alzheimer's disease increases ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2010
Auditory Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
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  • Sridhar Krishnamurti
    Department of Communication Disorders, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
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Article   |   July 01, 2010
Auditory Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, July 2010, Vol. 15, 4-11. doi:10.1044/gero15.1.4
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, July 2010, Vol. 15, 4-11. doi:10.1044/gero15.1.4

Alzheimer's disease is neurodegenerative disorder which affects a growing number of older adults every year. With an understanding of auditory dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease, the speech-language pathologist working in the health care setting can provide better service to these individuals. The pathophysiology of the disease process in Alzheimer's disease increases the likelihood of specific types of auditory deficits as opposed to others. This article will discuss the auditory deficits in Alzheimer's disease, their implications, and the value of clinical protocols for individuals with this disease.

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