CSUEB—Communicative Sciences & Disorders Aging & Cognition Research Clinic January 2008 Newsletter Director Nidhi Mahendra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Graduate Research Assistants Allegra Apple, Danielle Reed, Nisha Engineer, Susan Carroll Ongoing Projects x Studying the efficacy of computerized cognitive interventions for older adults with memory impairments x Documenting effects of presentation modality on episodic recall in young and old adults, as well as those with dementia Screening sensory and cognitive functions in community-dwelling older adults Investigating cultural and linguistic barriers to accessing SLP services Funding x Alzheimer’s Association (2006-2009) American Speech Language Hearing Association (2006-2008) Office of Research and Sponsored Programs— CSUEB (2006-2007) Currently Participating Sites x Masonic Home for Adults—Union City Email us at [email protected] OR call us at (510) 885-3858 Some Recent Publications (highlighted names-student authors) Mahendra, N., Apple, A. (2007). Human memory systems: A framework for understanding dementia. The ASHA Leader, 12 (16), 8-11 Mahendra, N., Arkin, S., Kim, E. (2007). Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease achieve implicit and explicit learning: Previous success replicated with different stimuli. Aphasiology, 21(2), 187-207. Zientz, J., Rackley, A., Chapman, S. B., Hopper, T., Mahendra, N., Kim, E., Cleary, S. (2007). Evidence-based practice recommendations for dementia: Educating caregivers on Alzheimer’s disease and training communication strate- gies. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 15(1), liii-lxiv. Some Recent Presentations (highlighted names-student authors) Mahendra, N., Apple, A., Reed, D. (February 2008). Computer-assisted training of face-name associations in persons with dementia. Poster presentation, 2008 International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Hawaii. Battle, D. E., Payne, J. C., & Mahendra, N. (April 2007). Using evidence to support cultural competence in adult neurogenics. 2007 Annual Convention of the National Black Association for Speech Language and Hearing (NBASLH), Charlotte, North Carolina. FORTHCOMING PROJECTS Rate of learning information in persons with mild and moderate dementia x Reading speed and reading comprehension in persons with dementia.
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