Jun 12, 2015

7 Ways to Cope and Communicate in a World Filled with Dementia

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1. Alzheimer's Disease Changing Patterns of Behavior

Did you ever think to yourself, I wonder if I could replace the "bad" patterns of behavior that are driving me crazy with "new' positive patterns of behavior? I did.

2. When Alzheimer's Patients Say Mean Things, What do you do?

How to get a person living with dementia to stop saying mean and hurtful things to you?

3. Alzheimer's Communication Tip -- Touching Foreheads and Kindness

One of the biggest challenges that Alzheimer's Caregivers face is how to communicate effectively with someone living with Alzheimer's disease. This challenge is particularly difficult when a person living with Alzheimer's becomes nasty and mean.

4. Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Alzheimer's

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.

5. An Alzheimer's Communication Tip - No More Blah Blah Blah

In Alzheimer's World if you use too many words all you are really saying is Blah, Blah, Blah - Blah Blah.

6. 10 Communication Techniques to Use with a Person Living with Alzheimer's

In every interaction between an Alzheimer's patient and a caregiver there is a sender, message and a receiver. A patient and a caregiver.

7. How to Convince an Alzheimer's Patient

Dotty never knew she had Alzheimer's. In the beginning when I was trying to explain this to her one of three things happened -- she became angry and said mean things to me, she started crying, or she went into the bedroom and wouldn't come out.
Bob DeMarco  is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized expert, writer, speaker, and influencer in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community worldwide. The ARR Knowledge Base contains more than 5,000 articles and 404,000 links. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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