Mar 24, 2013

Best Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Care Articles – 2013 ALTY Awards

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Best Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Care Articles
Our article, Alzheimer's Communication -- Touching Foreheads and Kindness, won a 2013 ALTY award.

To be honest, I didn't even know that the article was nominated. I guess this is a reflection of how busy I am these days.

It appears it didn't take much to win.

Here is an excerpt from the article.

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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.

At the beginning, my mother turned meaner than a junkyard dog. She said mean and nasty things to me every day. This was new. My mother had never engaged in these behaviors with me before.

I had a leg up on this one because I studied communication in college and graduate school.

I understood that when my mother said something mean or nasty that it was the Alzheimer's at work. It was not hard to make this cognitive leap. She had never done it before, now she was. What changed? Her brain changed. It was sick.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized Influencer, speaker, and expert in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Worldwide. The Alzheimer's Reading Knowledge Base contains more than 4,000 articles, and the ARR has more than 343,000 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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