This on-going project investigates the effects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on language and communication in Deaf individuals with dementia. The aim of the research is to find ways to support the communication of the family members and staff with affected individuals.
This on-going project investigates the number, duration and types of self-repairs as well as non-verbal gestures during self-repairs initiated by persons with dementia in a group conversation.
Master’s thesis of Tuomo Kokko will be published on E-thesis.
This on-going project investigates the effects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on written language. The focus of the research is to look at different vocabulary and linguistic changes that take place over 40 years of time in diary entries of an individual who later in life developed AD.
Seven Master’s theses have been published on E-thesis
Previous research has investigated the effects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on word finding and naming. It has looked at lexical retrieval in discourse and the verbal fluency tasks, as well as the qualitative changes that take place in the ability to name a target pictured objects in different stages of AD.