Family Caregivers Communication Class: The Language of Dementia, Part 1
This article from Tender Loving Eldercare teaches us how to better understand and communicate with a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
- Our aging parents’ memory loss is a disability. Asking them to remember is like asking a blind person to read, or a person confined to a wheelchair to walk.
- While what they do may seem crazy to us, it isn’t. They do or say normal things for a memory-impaired person. For example, they don’t hide the house keys, they put them in a safe place (in their point of view) and then forget where that is. If they were deliberately trying to exasperate us, they would have a different diagnosis.
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