Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
MemoryCare is a provider of outpatient therapy services specializing in all stages of Alzheimer’s in addition to memory disorders related to stroke, Parkinson’s and other types of dementia. Our services take place in your home and are often reimbursed by Medicare. Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are professionally licensed in the state of Illinois and trained to help your loved one cope with any of these disorders.
While a physician must diagnose Alzheimer’s, we can complete a full evaluation and develop a customized plan of treatment. As certified clinicians, we also deliver personalized treatment sessions and will provide you with a comprehensive resource guide to plan for your loved one’s future. Our goal is to help your loved one remain as independent as possible through compassionate and creative interventions. We can supplement pharmaceutical treatment with direct behavioral intervention, environmental modification, and caregiver training, all of which can have a significant impact throughout the stages of the disease.
MemoryCare therapists are also trained to treat deficits related to other neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. We are dedicated to working with you to preserve your loved one’s dignity at all times and to maximize independence, safety and function in all situations.
Click the following links to see the evaluation and treatment plans offered by our SLPs:
For those coping with Alzheimer’s Disease, only SLPs are professionally certified to perform the following evaluations:
After the evaluation, we develop a customized plan of treatment based on the problems your loved one is facing. Click each problem heading below to see our SLP treatment strategies.
|Short-Term Memory Loss|
|Difficulty Managing Medications|
|Forgetting Names of Important People, places, and events|
|Forgetting Personal Information|
|Difficulty Using the Telephone|
|Difficulty Doing Laundry|
|Losing/Misplacing Everyday Items|
|Difficulty Orienting to Time & Attending Appointments or Events|
|Repeating the Same Question or Phrase Over and Over|
|Confusing Fiction with Reality|
|Communication Problems (Difficulty Speaking)|
|Difficulty Thinking of the Right Word During Conversation|
|Frequent Communication Breakdowns Because of Loss of Speech|
|Difficulty Comprehending Conversations or Commands|
|Decreased Problem Solving Ability/Decreased Safety Awareness|
|Difficulty Sequencing Everyday Tasks|
|Risk of Aspiration (Food/Liquids Going Down the Windpipe)|
|Difficulty Chewing or Swallowing Current Diet|
|Difficulty Swallowing Pills|
|Inability to Swallow Food; Food is Remaining in Mouth|
|Playing with Food/Becoming Distracted During Meals|
|Sexual or Other Inappropriate Behavior|
|Excessive Napping During the Day|
|Reluctance to Bathe|
|Decreased Ability to Recognize Everyday Objects|
|Decreased Ability to Recognize Familiar People|
|Difficulty Separating Fact From Fiction|
Our SLP’s also specialize in the treatment of deficits resulting from a stroke, including:
Please contact our therapy coordinator if you would like to learn more about how we can help your loved one recover from a stroke.
Our SLP’s are trained to address the deficits commonly resulting from Parkinson’s disease, including:
Please contact our therapy coordinator if you would like to learn more about how we can help your loved one cope with the deficits resulting from Parkinson’s Disease.
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