Pack of 20 Assessment Booklets for use with the Profiling Communication Ability in Dementia (P-CAD) tool (ISBN 9781788493949), which assesses the cognitive communication abilities of individuals with dementia. It facilitates speech & language therapists (SLTs) in all health care settings to assess and manage communication disorders associated with dementia. It is intended that P-CAD will inform care pathways on communication and be of benefit to the interdisciplinary team in supporting decision-making.
Suzanna Dooley PhD., CSLS. MIASLT is a speech and language therapist in a community hospital in the Health Service Executive in Dublin, Ireland. She is a clinical specialist in communication and dementia. Her teaching, practice and research focuses on the assessment of cognitive communication disorders in dementia and the development of conversation coaching interventions for people with dementia and their supporters. The P-CAD validation study formed the basis of her PhD research with Dr. Margaret Walshe in 2020 in Trinity College Dublin and was funded by the Health Research Board Ireland.
Tammy Hopper, PhD, R-SLP, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, at the University of Alberta in Canada. She has worked with individuals with dementia in research and clinical settings for more than two decades. The focus of her research is on interventions to facilitate communication between individuals with dementia and their friends, family and caregivers. She is an author or co-author of more than 75 published manuscripts and book chapters, and she has provided more than 80 presentations on her research. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband, two children, three cats, and one dog.
Margaret Walshe, M.Sc. PhD is an Associate Professor and speech and language therapist at the University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Her specific area of interest is evidence-based practice and rehabilitation in communication and swallowing disorders. She has worked with individuals with dementia focusing on communication and swallowing difficulties as a clinician for a number of years. She is a member of the interprofessional Cochrane Rehabilitation Field and has published over 160 manuscripts and conference abstracts.