Dr. Linda Carozza is a clinical professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health. She has written extensively on the broad topic of communication and aging with a focus on creative approaches to improving the quality of life. Her publications include the topic of counselling in chronic aphasia: integrating theory with professional roles in clinical practice and also on the topic of non-pharmacological approaches to dementia. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 2021, she was selected a National Academy of Practice Speech Pathology Fellow. She has a doctorate in speech and hearing sciences from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her baccalaureate and master’s degree in speech and hearing are from the City College of New York.
Part 1 included a discussion of the following: how she become interested in the area of adult neurogenic communication disorders; conditions encompassed by the term adult neurogenic communication disorders; professional qualifications for students or other individuals who wish to pursue this line of practice; some defining characteristics of dementia-communication changes and how they differ from stroke-treated communication changes; incidence and prevalence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the US; whether the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease basically are the same, and if not, important distinctions between them; and some major causes of dementia.