Feb 21, 2012

ALT Blog Awards -- Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease

It appears that our article, Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease, was nominated for an Alt Blog Award, in the Best Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Care Articles category.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

To whomever nominated us, thank you.

If you would like to vote for us in the awards contest, go here.

Once you get to the website, if you go down to the bottom of the page, you can vote for the article you choose. Just click the button and you are done.

I wonder if you get a trophy? If so, we could make a video of Dotty accepting the award (if we win). That would likely prove to be entertaining.

Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room
Email:

This has me thinking.

Is Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease the best article I wrote last year?

Do you think that articles on "communication" are the most important articles you read here?

If you are discussing articles from the Alzheimer's Reading Room in support groups or with others, which article(s) are the most important to you?

Do you have a favorite article or articles? You can use the search box on the right hand side of this page to find older articles by using keywords.

Learning How to Communicate with Someone Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease starts with this sub-headline:

As I thought about this I came to a simple conclusion. Instead of trying to change Alzheimer's World, instead of trying to fight Alzheimer's World, not only would I accept Alzheimer's World as a reality, I would go into Alzheimer's World and learn how to communicate effectively.

And ends with this advice:

If you tell yourself enough times that Alzheimer's World is a good place, you won't mind going there. Once you learn that it is a better place than the place you might be in right now, you might learn to enjoy it in comparison.

It only gets better. Instead of reaching for the Excedrin plus, you'll start reaching for the stars.

Agree? Disagree?

I am always interested in knowing which articles you find of greatest interest, or which articles you believe should be shared in the Alzheimer's community.

Use the Add New Comment box below to answer some of the question I asked in this article. And, vote if you think it is appropriate.



More Insight and Advice from the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room