ORAL EXPRESSION SKILLS OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
Communication includes both linguistic and nonlinguistic forms and oral communication is the linguistic communication that exchanges information vocally and aurally. This process can be affected by various reasons and neurodegenerative diseases are one of them. In dementia, which is defined as a neurodegenerative disease, oral expression skills can be impaired in different ways. Linguistic problems can be observed in these patients’ speech. In this context, the oral expression skills of people with dementia of the Alzheimer type were analysed in this study. By using description tests both control group and Alzheimer group were compared within the use of verbal and nominal sentences. It was found out that these patients tend to use verbal sentences more in their oral speech. However, when compared to the control group the use of nominal sentences were higher
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