Cognitive communication is the ability to use language and thinking skills to communicate effectively in everyday situations. Cognitive communication can be affected by various conditions, such as stroke, brain injury, dementia, or aging. A speech therapist can help assess and treat cognitive communication difficulties and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. A cognitive screen is a brief test that can identify… Read More »What to Expect During a Cognitive Screen, Evaluation, and Treatment by a Speech Therapist
Healthy Aging Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness about the positive aspects of aging and to encourage people to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), many factors influence healthy aging. Some of these, such as genetics, are not in our control. Others — like exercise, taking care of our brain health, and… Read More »September is Healthy Aging Month! How can we age better?
What is Disability Pride Month and Why is it Important? Disability Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diversity, culture, and achievements of people with disabilities. It is also a time to raise awareness and challenge the stigma and discrimination that people with disabilities face in society. Disability Pride Month occurs in the United States every July to commemorate the passing of the landmark… Read More »Disability Pride Month
GERD is a chronic digestive disease where the liquid content of the stomach refluxes into the esophagus, the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, which usually feels like a burning chest pain that begins behind the breastbone and moves upwards to the neck and throat. Other symptoms include chest pain, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), persistent dry cough,… Read More »What is GERD?
If you are looking for a way to improve your cognitive function and prevent dementia, you may want to consider the MIND diet. The MIND diet stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and it combines elements of two well-known healthy diets: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. The MIND diet was developed by researchers who wanted to create a dietary pattern that focuses… Read More »The MIND Diet for Better Brain Health
Dementia is a heartbreaking condition that can rob individuals of the ability to communicate and connect with their loved ones. One important treatment method for individuals with dementia is speech language pathology, a field that focuses on the assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Speech Care at Home has over 10 years of experience working with folks experiencing mild, moderate, and late-stage dementia.… Read More »How can Speech-Language Pathology help with Dementia?
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
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