Podcasts, iPad apps, digital tools and more!
Evidenced-based and anecdotal resources
What you’ll find here
Geriatrics applies to the science of human aging. Older people, 55 and up, are under a special medical and societal umbrella due to their overall likeliness of experiencing a variety of changes in their health. Among these changes are increased risks of chronic diseases that affect critical internal organs. Progressive neurological issues are often a concern, and require careful attention, especially in the case of dementia. Brain health topics include cognitive and memory care as well as prevention of traumatic events.
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Tools foR Caregivers
Tools for Therapists
apps and PROGRAMS
Technology is not just for the young! In development of the field and the way we serve our populations, technological innovations have proven as good as gold to aid in the various areas of language, behavior, and social communication we aim to treat in older adults. Of course, we don’t treat by age alone, so it may prove helpful to browse apps that relate to the diagnosis.
DEMENTIA – Activities of Daily Living, Mindfulness
My Reef 3D
Parkinson’s – COGNITION, PHYSICAL AWARENESS, SOCIAL
Study My Tremor
Steady Type Keyboard
Parkinson’s – VOICE
Loud & Clear
Speak Up for Parkinson’s
List from Aptus Speech Therapy
Post-Stroke – Cognition, communication, Lifestyle
Recognize Rehabilitation App
What’s the Saying?
What’s the Difference?
Dig deeper. Your patients may benefit from a more skill-specific app. Return to Resources and click on a tab such as Voice, Aphasia, or Dysarthria for more app ideas!
NEWs & PEER REVIEW
Autism after 65
Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors – Family Caregiver Alliance
Assessments that are used in a geriatric care facility are numerous and should always be administered with proper certification and understanding of the patients’ needs and symptoms. The tools listed here are not meant as SLP specific assessment tools – however, may be discussed with a multidisciplinary team when concerns present. For SLP specific assessment tools – for example, cognitive communication – select appropriate tab in Resources.
Geriatric Assessment Tools (Cognitive and Functional Ability)
Adult Rehab – Geriatric Assessment Tools
Digital Rehab Platform – 9Zest
CONTINUING EDUCATION and SIG
WHAT’S WORKING IN TREATMENT
Disclaimer: I do not receive any monetary or other reward for sharing any material from any source on my platform. All sources are from credible educational or therapy-specific sites, which I may have or may not have used in the past. Only the areas in which I have initialed are to be considered my own ideas or advice. Being that the resource page is a collection of ideas from different clinicians, you may encounter ideas that differ from one another. Any use of any materials or resource from this page or links attached, is at your own free will.