1. Our next Q&A session is on the topic of Christmas and dementia.This time we want our Q&A to involve our resident experts, you! Share tips and advice on navigating Christmas here in this thread.

    Pop by and post your questions or if you prefer you can email your question to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

Speech and language services in south warwickshire

Discussion in 'Researchers, students and professionals' started by Verity, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Verity

    Verity Registered User

    Nov 24, 2005
    1
    Warwickshire
    A Speech and Language Therapy service was set up as part of the community mental health team for older people in South Warwickshire about 2 years ago. Speech and Language therapy is still very scarce in many areas of the country but services for people with dementia are beginning to develop. I was very pleased to attend the 'Hearts and Minds' conference in Birmingham on 16th November and was interested in all the initiatives and was reassured that our 'new' service was developing along the right lines!
    We are just beginning an 'in reach' service into the local accute hospitals to support people with dementia as we recognise that this is a real area of difficulty for staff and patients. We have also found that 'life story/communication' books are really successful and the process of making a book is very therapeutic and can act as a valuable link with home for people going into day centres and respite.
    Has anyone had any positive/negative experiences of speech and language therapy?
     
  2. joycepaula

    joycepaula Registered User

    Nov 1, 2009
    3
    Life story/communication books

    Hi Verity,

    I am new to the forum. I know your post is years old, but I was wondering if you have any more info, or have had success with life story/communication books in people with early Alzheimer's?

    I am a speech therapist just now starting to work with Alzheimer's patients, and would appreciate any interesting ideas you could provide.

    Thank you!

    Joyce
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,438
    Joyce - welcome to Talking Point.

    Verity hasn't been on the forum since 2006. However, I do know that some of our members have used the services of speech therapists, so hopefully you can get some feed back from them.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.