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Non-verbal vocalizations, dementia and social interaction
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. (CEDER)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3033-9879
2011 (English)In: Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society, ISSN 1613-3625, Vol. 8, no 2, 135-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In later stages of Alzheimer’s disease many people will engage in noise-making (screaming and other kinds of sounds), often experienced as interruptive by others. A problem with the noise-making is the difficulty in understanding the meaning of the noise. This study addresses two questions: to what extent is noise-making responsive to the ongoing interac- tion and is noise-making regarded as meaningless behavior by other participants? The analysis of selec- tive examples shows that noises may be fitted into the conversational interaction to a certain degree and in some instances is also responsive to interac- tion. The co-participants tend to treat the noises as meaningful. A general conclusion is that if utteranc- es and responses in interaction are treated as if they are meaningful, they will become meaningful in their consequences for all participants. 

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Equinox Publishing Ltd , 2011. Vol. 8, no 2, 135-144 p.
Keyword [en]
Alzheimer’s disease; dementia, noise- making; non-verbal vocalization; interaction
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Applied Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78772DOI: 10.1558/cam.v8i2.135OAI: diva2:535744
FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-06-20 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

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