As a speech-language pathologist who works with seniors and their families, I garner great joy in talking about cognitive wellness. It’s wonderful to see how folks light up when you tell them yes – there actually are actions you can take to optimize and prolong your brain health! Taking control of your own cognitive wellness can start in the kitchen. Here are some tips for… Read More »How to Eat for Better Brain Health – January 2023 Edition
What is Speech Therapy? Speech therapy, also known as speech-language pathology, is a health service that can help people improve their voice, speech, and language skills. Additionally, this type of therapy can also help retrain a person to properly swallow in the event that a stroke (or similar medical condition) has impaired it. Speech therapists, or speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are especially trained to provide this… Read More »Does Medicare Cover Speech Therapy?
Speech-language pathologists’ scope of practice includes treatment of swallowing difficulties, known as dysphagia. As a result, a large part of a Speech-language pathologist’s time includes educating clients and their families on dysphagia and techniques to minimize potential adverse consequences. These adverse conditions may include malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, and aspiration pneumonia. It is quite common for clients and their families to have little or no… Read More »Aspiration Pneumonia
Over 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is believed to contribute to 60-80% of these cases. In the United States, an estimated 6.2 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the alarming statistics, there is still much confusion surrounding dementia. So what is it? Dementia is not a disease, but a syndrome that results from an acquired brain disease. It… Read More »What is Dementia
Transportation service across the Tampa Bay Area for Senior Citizens and those with Disabilities Securing transportation for appointments and personal business can be a daunting task for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Luckily, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco County have each developed a system for providing transportation services to residents in need. Here is some information that may come in handy for yourself or a… Read More »Transportation Resources