Cognitive Strategies for Individuals With Parkinson's Disease The speech-language pathologist working with the geriatric population should understand the cognitive, motor, and communicative behaviors associated with different stages of Parkinson's disease. In this paper, I will discuss cognitive strategies that may be helpful in rehabilitation of individuals with Parkinson's disease at various stages of the disease. ... Article
Article  |   May 2012
Cognitive Strategies for Individuals With Parkinson's Disease
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  • George A. Voyzey
    Genesis Rehab Services
  • George A. Voyzey, MED, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist for Genesis Rehab Services at Sedgewood Commons, a 90-bed all-dementia long-term care facility in Falmouth, Maine. He also serves as a Master Clinician in the area of dementia, a clinical instructor, and mentor. He has presented to professionals, caregivers, and students in the area of cognitive-communication disorders and dysphagia associated with dementia. He has published several articles in Perspectives on Gerontology discussing intervention strategies and activities for patients who are staged using the Global Deterioration Scale. Mr. Voyzey received his Master's degree in Communication Disorders from Pennsylvania State University in 1983.
    George A. Voyzey, MED, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist for Genesis Rehab Services at Sedgewood Commons, a 90-bed all-dementia long-term care facility in Falmouth, Maine. He also serves as a Master Clinician in the area of dementia, a clinical instructor, and mentor. He has presented to professionals, caregivers, and students in the area of cognitive-communication disorders and dysphagia associated with dementia. He has published several articles in Perspectives on Gerontology discussing intervention strategies and activities for patients who are staged using the Global Deterioration Scale. Mr. Voyzey received his Master's degree in Communication Disorders from Pennsylvania State University in 1983.×
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Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   May 2012
Cognitive Strategies for Individuals With Parkinson's Disease
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, May 2012, Vol. 17, 60-68. doi:10.1044/gero17.2.60
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, May 2012, Vol. 17, 60-68. doi:10.1044/gero17.2.60

The speech-language pathologist working with the geriatric population should understand the cognitive, motor, and communicative behaviors associated with different stages of Parkinson's disease. In this paper, I will discuss cognitive strategies that may be helpful in rehabilitation of individuals with Parkinson's disease at various stages of the disease.

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