ElderCarelink Blog

Enhance communication with those who’ve had a stroke

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
June 4th, 2011 at 9:00 am

As a person recovers from a stroke, there are some practical ways family members, friends and caregivers can modify their communication. Each person’s abilities vary and the speech-language pathologist involved will be able to provide specific recommendations. Strategies that work initially may be modified as progress is noted.

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Conversation starters for meaningful visits

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
February 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 am

Families often share that sometimes they go to visit an older adult and soon the conversation goes back to the same topics. With hearing, vision and memory or speech problems, that can mean it is time to bring in some new ways to start a conversation.

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