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Communication and Aging

Creative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Life

Linda S. Carozza
eISBN-13: 9781597568852

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Communication and Aging: Creative Approaches to Improving the Quality of Lifeprovides an overview of alternative approaches used to improve the quality of life of individuals with long-term chronic communication diseases associated with aging and neurogenic diseases. This text examines how professionals can inspire and develop programs that allow patients to live successfully with their disorders.

Key Features:
*Detailed descriptions of successful therapeutic modalities (such as art, music and drama) and the ability of patients and families to participate and benefit
*Real-life examples of programs that combine nondirective strategies with outcome measure assessment
*Discussion of social models and contrast theories of medical models of patient rehabilitation
*Examination of the effect of social integration on patient quality of life and wellness

Communication and Aging is a source for innovative therapeutic planning and is ideal for professionals seeking to stretch the boundaries of support to patients who may have maximized private pay and directive therapy options.