Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Alzheimer’s

You start feeling good about yourself and soon the person who has Alzheimer’s will start feeling pretty good also. Instead of getting that nasty vibe from you, you will be sending a very different signal — I care, I’m here for you.

The importance of communication in Alzheimer's and Dementia care should not be underestimated

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer’s Reading Room

I finally realized that I was fighting Alzheimer’s and this was not working. I needed to change.

Like it or not reality had changed.

This understanding lead me to a new place that I now call Alzheimer’s World.

Communicating in Alzheimer’s World

The person living with Alzheimer’s disease can hear you and even respond to you. What they don’t do well is remember what you just said.

I grappled with this problem for years as I was constructing my own understanding of how Dotty was thinking (or not thinking) and feeling.

I named the parallel universe that Dotty lived in — Alzheimer’s World.

One thing that drives…

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