Jul 26, 2015

Dotty Still a Role Model for the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Worldwide

"You talk too much -- instead of talking try taking my hand and leading the way. I need a guide not a person to nag me all the time."

Should I be surprised? I am.

This morning around 8 AM I posted the following article and image to Facebook.

Dotty Still a Role Model | Alzheimer's Reading Room

Within minutes it had 30 shares and 2,332 reach. It is still climbing. 25,944 reach, and 811 shares.

Is Dotty still a role model to the Alzheimer's and dementia communities?

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To read Dotty's ten communications tips that can help Alzheimer's caregivers improve their daily life click on the image above, or the link.

The tips are both uplifting and enlightening. Here are 3 of my favorites.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

"You talk too much -- instead of talking try taking my hand and leading the way. I need a guide not a person to nag me all the time."
"You know what I am going to say if you go off into a long winded explanations on why we should do something? I am going to say No, because I can never be certain if you are asking me to do something I like, or drink a bottle of castor oil. So I'll just say No to be safe."
"My attention span and ability to pay attention are not as good as they once were, please make eye contact with me before you start talking. A nice smile always gets my attention."

If you are looking for tips or advice on how best to care for a person living with dementia try this page -


If you want to learn more about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's try this page -


And here is one of my favorite search pages on the ARR -


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