Oct 3, 2012

Alzheimer's Off the Top of My Head

Once you start to understand how things work in Alzheimer's World you get calm and comfortable. Once you get calm and comfortable you give off a better "vibe" to someone that has Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's Off the Top of My Head

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

One of the most difficult tasks an Alzheimer's caregiver faces is the development of a new set of communications skills. Sooner or later the caregiver needs to come to an understanding that the way they have communicated in the past, before Alzheimer's, won't work in a world filled with Alzheimer's disease.
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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room