24 February 2016

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a type of dementia and a progressive language impairment. It is often diagnosed when people are in their 50s and 60s. Speech and language therapy services provided to this group are variable and anecdotally therapists report using many different approaches in managing this group.

Last summer Anna Volkmer was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship to complete a PhD at UCL, supervised by Dr Suzanne Beeke and Dr Aimee Spector. Her research will focus on refining and piloting an intervention for people with (PPA) and as part of this research, she is conducting a survey of current speech and language therapy practices across the UK.

If you work with adults with neurological conditions and have seen someone with PPA in the last 24 months, please complete Anna's survey using the link below. 

You can also follow Anna's research on Twitter @volkmer_anna or on her blog.

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