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How does memory impairment affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language?

How does memory impairment affect the ability of an individual with dementia to use verbal language?

Many ways: Comprehension of verbal language requires that the left temporal language areas are intact. Declarative memory that is not autobiographical or emotional charged requires an intact left temporal lobe (hippocampus and related structures. Language output requires intact left frontal lobe structures. Some memory systems are heavily invested in frontal lone circuitry. I could go on with more space ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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How does memory impairment affect the ability of an elder dementia patient to use verbal language?

How does memory impairment affect the ability of an elder dementia patient to use verbal language?

Not great: The verbal langauage declines as the dementia progresses. Any new verbal and non-verbal language will not process into the brain for learning purpose and carrying out function. So stick with the simple and familiar verbal langauage for now. There is an interested concept of conservation for dementia individuals called "landmark" or "elderspeak". ...Read more

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What is the treatment of memory impairment in my age 20?

What is the treatment of memory impairment in my age 20?

Memory Loss: In someone so young the most important issue is finding out why you have impaired memory and correcting that problem. This is not normal and there is no standard treatment for a problem that could have numerous causes. A neurologist is where I would start if you do not have a family doctor. ...Read more

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Is memory impairment the same thing as memory loss?

Is memory impairment the same thing as memory loss?

Possibly: Memory involves three complex processes. Encoding, storage, retrieval. Impairment in any one of these phases can affect what we call memory. Memory loss would mean to me that the memory is no longer there. This is rare. Memory impairment means difficulty in one of the three processes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Language impairment?

Language impairment: "A Language impairment is defined as a disorder in one or more of the basic learning processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. " See: http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/ese-eligibility/language-impairment-li.stml. This can include: Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics & Pragmatics. ...Read more

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What's the effect of aripiprazole on insomnia and memory impairment?

Abilify (aripiprazole) Sleep memory: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause sleepiness, difficulty falling asleep, and difficulty staying asleep. In addition, it can cause problems with memory and forgetfulness. Please see the Abilify (aripiprazole) website for a side effects checklist. www.abilify.com/bipolar/tools/side-effects-checklist.aspx
a checklist to keep track of side effects and share with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why people who experience memory loss do not lose language?

Why people who experience memory loss do not lose language?

Different areas: It is not always the case but if it happens possibly because different areas of brain affected. ...Read more

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Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Specific language : Impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read more

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What's it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

What's it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

Specific language : Impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain what specific language impairment is please? Thankyou

Can someone please explain what specific language impairment is please? Thankyou

Here's some info: It's a likely genetically transmitted difficulty in language development in the face of null findings of any causes — no organic deficits and no other developmental disorders like the autism spectrum, etc. It affects 7-8% of Kindergarten age and persists into adulthood. http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/Pages/specific-language-impairment.aspx
This may help explain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be improved?

Yes: Many people can be aided by a speech/language pathologist, who can evaluate and help to improve speech patterns, enunciation and oral communication in general. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a while have a language impairment in the absence of other medical diagnoses?

Is it possible that a while have a language impairment in the absence of other medical diagnoses?

Specific Language: Impairment is a highly inheritable disorder caused by alterations in multiple specific genes. Early delays in expressive language, often with delayed receptive language, persist past age 4 & confer very high risk of dyslexia. Intellectual Disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, brain damage, hearing loss, psychological trauma, etc. MUST be absent for SLI to be diagnosed, by definition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

This depends: On the source. Speech therapy can do wonders in improvement, but it mostly depends on the source of the disability. The outcome will be different from different pathologies, like between congenital malformations verse, traumatic brain injuries, it just depends on and should be seen as a case to case prognosis. ...Read more

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I scored an 8 on the reverse digit span test. And an 11 on the forward. Also, top score on the memory impairment screen. Do I have mci? I'm 22

I scored an 8 on the reverse digit span test. And an 11 on the forward. Also, top score on the memory impairment screen. Do I have mci? I'm 22

Depends: There are many types of MCI. One can have problems, lets say, with just visual spatial processing and visual memory exceeding 1.5 standard deviations below expectation and have intact verbal memory and frontal executive function. If you are saying that you can repeat a string of 11 numbers presented 1 second apart in a monotone voice you are doing much better than average (seven plus or minus 2) ...Read more

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Could people with tourretes syndrome have any language impairment?

Could people with tourretes syndrome have any language impairment?

Some kids with GTS: Have specific language impairment & language-based learning disabilities. A 2000 study found language-based LD's in many parents of kids with GTS. Speech problems include vocal tics, stuttering & word repetition. Neuropsychological deficits in Executive Functions, Attention, Memory & Visuomotor Skills impact learning more than SLI in many kids with GTS. Reading & math disorders are most common. ...Read more

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What's one cause of memory impairment related to growing older?

What's one cause of memory impairment related to growing older?

Memory impairment: May be Alzheimers' Lewy body, or B12 deficiency (check B12), thyroid, alcohol use with thiamine deficiency.f/u wiht doctor/ neurologist ...Read more

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Can problems with communication and language impairment be treated through medicines?

Can problems with communication and language impairment be treated through medicines?

Depends: I am not sure I understand your question. But if for example a person has a problem in this area there are usually problems in the brain. Therapy is the first place to start but oftentimes like with autism meds can help too. ...Read more