Semin Speech Lang 2013; 34(01): 018-028
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1337391
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The Effects of Medication on Cognition in Long-Term Care

Peter R. Johnson
1  Select Medical Rehabilitation Services, Clearwater, Florida
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18 March 2013 (online)


This article emphasizes the need to consider the role of medications when providing speech-language pathology services to a person with cognitive decline. This is particularly true when working with older adults. Many older adults take multiple medications that may have a direct effect on cognitive ability and as a result, on the success of rehabilitation efforts.