The Number of People Living With Dementia Increases Dramatically Each Year
There are an estimated 35.6 million people affected by dementia globally, a number expected to almost double every 20 years. According to ASHA, people with dementia represent the third-largest caseload for speech language pathologists working in U.S. healthcare.
Here, we will help you recognize symptoms of dementia, understand the goals of therapy, and identify the Constant Therapy tasks that our data shows is used to exercise those with dementia most often.
You notice your elderly loved one is forgetting words or daily tasks more than usual and displaying personality changes. Should you be worried? Is it dementia? Alzheimer’s? And what’s the difference? We’ll help you unravel the these similar, but different terms.
The multiple award-winning film, Still Alice, brings the issue of early-onset dementia to the forefront. This real-life story about how Alice Howland, a linguistics professor at Columbia, and her family deal with her diagnosis of familial Alzheimer’s disease at age 50, is both heartfelt and powerful. Watching the film is the first time many people get to see close-up what it’s like to be an Alzheimer’s patient, as well as a caregiver.
Primary Progressive Aphasia is a little known, often confused, and frequently missed diagnosis. What is it? What goes into the diagnosis? How can we harness the brain to compensate for it? Read on as we explain the symptoms, known causes, and how language tasks can help.
Usually, we think of dementia as a problem of memory. However it is actually more complex than that. Dementia can affect brain functions ranging from memory to language, from personality to problem solving. It can be extremely debilitating. Here are strategies that can help to improve daily life for a person with dementia and for their loved ones.
We at Constant Therapy NEVER want you to get bored with your therapy or feel you’ve reached a plateau. So we’re always excited to provide you with more tasks. As always, our tasks are grounded in research. You’ll also see some new functions within the app to make your day to day therapy (whether you’re giving or receiving.) more efficient and effective. Read on to find out what our awesome developers have cooked up for us this update.