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Professional Development Resources

Communication with Elders

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Overview / Abstract:

With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. This course provides an overview of aging changes that affect communication, dysfunctional communication habits to avoid, and strategies for appropriate communication with elders.


Dec 31, 2027


Audiologist , Speech Language Pathology CE





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC, CCM & Laura More, MSW, LCSW

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Professional Development Resources communication, dysfunctional communication, elderly, aging, strategies for communication, elder abuse, body language, cultural, suicidal ideation, health literacy, aging changes, aphasia, dysphagia, dementia, communicative behaviors, elderspeak, non-verbal communication, culture and communication, interpreters, legal issues in communication,

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