Adult Language Disorders and Cognitive Based Functions

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1. Alzheimer's Disease

1.1. A chronic progressive degenerative disease.

1.2. Suffered by 4.5 million Americans

1.3. Usually begins at age 65

1.4. Risk factors include atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and diabetes

1.5. Familial cases of AD are rare

1.6. 3 categories are mild, moderate, and late

1.7. Redirection, distraction and reassurance help with AD

2. Aphasias

2.1. Is a disturbance in language after language has been learned.

2.2. Results from neurological injury to left side of brain

2.3. Includes disturbances of receptive or expressive language ability

2.4. 7 Types:

2.4.1. Wernicke's Site: temporal lobe Fluent, meaningless speech, paraphasias, naming difficulty

2.4.2. Broca's Site: Frontal Lobe Nonfluent, effortful articulation, telegraphic speech, short phrases, impaired prosody, apraxia of speech

2.4.3. Transcortical Motor Site: prefrontal cortex Nonfluent, difficulty initiating speech, paraphasias, short utterances, good repetition

2.4.4. Anomic Site:Angular gyrus Fluent, word-finding problems

2.4.5. Global Site: multiple lobes and lesions Nonfluent, delayed, naming problems

2.4.6. Conduction Site: Arcuate fasciculus Fluent, imitation problems, naming difficulty, normal prosody

2.4.7. Transcortical Sensory Site: Parieto-occipital region Fluent, meaningless speech, paraphasias, naming difficulty

2.5. Common speech-language problems in aphasia

2.5.1. Agrammatism leaving out grammatical markers

2.5.2. Word-finding problems Inability to come up with words

2.5.3. Telegraphic speech Phrases made up of mostly content words

2.5.4. Jargon Production of meaningless language

2.5.5. Effortful articulation Physically laborious speech

2.5.6. Initiation difficulties Difficulty initiating speech

2.5.7. Comprehension deficits Compromised understanding of language

2.5.8. Impaired repetition Inability to repeat sounds

3. Acquired Disorders

3.1. Right Hemisphere Dysfunction

3.1.1. Damage to brain tissue due to loss of nutrients and oxygen

3.1.2. Stroke, Illness, Disease

3.2. Traumatic Brain Injury

3.2.1. Damage to brain due to closed or open head injury

3.2.2. Car accident, fall, sports, violence

3.3. Dementia

3.3.1. Decline in language due to nervous system dysfunction

3.3.2. Neurological diseases, and multiple strokes

4. Visual Agnosia

4.1. Inability to recognize objects by sight

5. Apraxia

5.1. Inability to perform purposeful movements

6. 3 most common problems in adults:

6.1. Delirium

6.1.1. Develops over 2-3 Days

6.1.2. More common in males

6.1.3. Can be caused by bacterial meningitis

6.1.4. Can also be caused by unscheduled surgery

6.2. Depression

6.3. Dementia