Transitioning Care from Family to Facility
Our Elders' Needs Can Change In a Flash

Communicating With Someone Who Has Dementia

GetImage.aspxDear Carol: My loving aunt raised me after my mother died. She’s only 61 but she’s developed Alzheimer’s, the type that they call younger onset. She’s in a nursing home and I visit several times a week but she often doesn’t know me. Sometimes she’s just staring off into space. When I’m there I take her to the dining room and feed her and talk to her. I also try to engage her in other ways but it seems hopeless. How do I let her know that I want to help her and, more importantly, show her that I love her? Meg


Continue reading on Inforum about communicating with someone who has dementia:

Find local resources for walk-in tubs:

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook

“I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.”  Craig William Dayton, Film Composer


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.