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Title: A review of the aetiology and management of vocal behaviour in dementia
Authors: Magri, Caroline Jane
Ferry, Peter
Abela, Stephen
Keywords: Dementia
Verbal behavior
Language disorders
Speech disorders
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2007, Vol.19(3), p. 30-35
Abstract: Vocal behaviour is a common form of agitation displayed by people with dementia. It refers to excessive screaming, abusive language, moaning, perseveration, and repetitive and inappropriate requests. The authors provide a literature review on this form of challenging behaviour, focusing on the aetiological factors and the available treatment options. Emphasis is put on a biopsychosocial approach. The aim of this article is to increase awareness of the condition in elderly nursing residences and hospitals, and to encourage best evidence-based practice.
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MMJ, Volume 19, Issue 3
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