Social Construction of Self for Persons with Aphasia: When Language As a Cultural Tool is Impaired.

Social Construction of Self for Persons with Aphasia: When Language As a Cultural Tool is Impaired.

This article addresses the impact of aphasia on construction or storying of self, particularly the way in which one’s ability to manipulate one’s social/cultural tool kit is impaired when language as a tool is disrupted. If language is essential to the construction of the self, how does one participate in self-construction in the face of […]

Calmer: Medical Events with Cognitively Impaired Children

Calmer: Medical Events with Cognitively Impaired Children

Imagine a child with a rare and degenerative disease with ten specialists, four therapists, a weekly infusion, a clinical trial, and regular medical procedures. Now imagine a laughing, singing child who pretends to be a nurse to his stuffed animals, relatively untraumatized by the constant medical interventions. This is Case. Calmer: Medical Events with Cognitively […]

Epidemiology of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Hypertensive Subjects with Normal and Impaired Fasting Glucose (Original Articles) (Report)

Epidemiology of Conventional Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Hypertensive Subjects with Normal and Impaired Fasting Glucose (Original Articles) (Report)

The prevalence of cardiovascular disease is continuously rising throughout Africa. (1-5) The epidemiological transition impelling the developing world towards more non-communicable diseases, and especially cardiovascular disease, has been attributed to westernisation, reduced physical activity, obesity and the growing prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. (1) Although the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is at present less than […]