University Scholar Series: Nidhi Mahendra

University Scholar Series: Nidhi Mahendra


Nidhi Mahendra


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Neurological Accidents - Brain, Behavior and the Power of Rehabilitation in Alzheimer's Disease and Stroke

Dr. Mahendra's recent research focuses on developing evidence-based approaches for the clinical evaluation and rehabilitation of cognitive-communicative function in persons who have Alzheimer's dementia and strokes (including post-stroke language disorders called aphasia). Her research is motivated by a deep commitment to improving the quality of life of persons diagnosed with chronic, long-term neurological diseases that result in impaired cognitive function and communication. She has studied the effects of language and memory intervention, computer-based cognitive stimulation, video-modeling for rehabilitation training, and the clinical application of music and singing to improve speech in persons with dementia and aphasia.

Dr. Mahendra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences in the Lurie College of Education.

Date of Event

Spring 3-21-2018


Neurology, Brain, Behavior, Rehabilitation, Cognitive-Communicative Functions, Alzheimer's dementia, stroke, neurological disease, aphasia, language, memory


Disability Studies | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

University Scholar Series: Nidhi Mahendra