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The application of bilingual aphasia test at 65 to 75 years old Slovenian speaking persons without dementia diagnosis

Maja Jevšnikar (2012) The application of bilingual aphasia test at 65 to 75 years old Slovenian speaking persons without dementia diagnosis. Diploma thesis.

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    No living being can avoid the process of aging. Aging changes physical and mental wellbeing which can cause variety of health conditions. One of such conditions that we associate with aging is dementia. In theoretical part of this thesis we focused on speech and language communication problems. These problems may arise with different types of dementia. Furthermore we described general signs of aphasia that resemble those seen with dementia. Aphasia is one of the signs of dementia therefore Paradis (2011) suggests using Bilingual Aphasia Test for testing dementia since it takes into consideration areas afflicted by various types of dementia. Testing was conducted on 20 people ages 65 to 75. They were all unilingual and without any neurological or degenerative conditions. Beforehand we conducted a Mini Mental State Examination which revealed that one person does not match our criteria therefore that person was excluded from additional analysis. Afterwards testing using Bilingual Aphasia Test was performed. Main goal of this thesis was to verify that Bilingual Aphasia Test is suitable for selected group age disregarding subject's sex or degree of education. Results we obtained support the hypothesis that person's sex does not affect outcome of Bilingual Aphasia Test. On the other hand our findings show that person's degree of education does have an influence on Bilingual Aphasia Test results. We attributed this finding to various factors such as person's activity level, reading books, etc. We also looked into a possible link between a Mini Mental State Examination and Bilingual Aphasia Test which proved to be statistically insignificant.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: bilingual aphasia test, mini mental state examination, dementia, aphasia, ageing
    Number of Pages: 86
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Martina OzbičMentor
    asist. dr. Damjana KogovšekComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9184329)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 725
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 07:39
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 09:57
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/725

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