BSIP, MENDIL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP, MENDIL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Speech therapy. Elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease receiving speech therapy. She is arranging picture cards based on word association, for example apple with pear and egg with egg cup. Speech therapy can help many people with speech or language problems. Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia in the elderly. It results from atrophy (wasting) of the brain, which causes gradual loss of memory, personality changes and confusion.
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