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.
Topics discussed in Part 2 included the following: common symptoms that will be experienced by an individual who is beginning to reveal signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease; primary progressive aphasia (PPA); effective tools and resources used since 2019 when the World Health Organization published its first evidence-based guidelines on dementia risk reduction; roles played by informal and family caregivers and preparing them to do so; use of telehealth in treating patients; non-pharmacological approaches in assessment and treatment of dementia; and future research projects envisioned.