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Alzheimer's and Communication: Some Suggestions

OlderCoupleCommunicatingiStock-1064683172Since communication is vital to quality of life, we who care for those with Alzheimer's or other diseases that make understanding language difficult need to learn unique methods of coping with the challenge. It's not easy. When your wife thinks you are her brother, when your dad thinks his best friend is robbing him, when your 75-year-old mom insists that her baby is in danger - it will be your challenge to try to find words or actions that will calm your loved one and redirect his or her thinking. Conversely, when your loved one is trying to tell you that he or she wants coffee but is saying the word "bread...

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