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Communication

Licensed Master Social Worker Cheryl Blanchard shares some simple and practical advice to help family cargivers communicate with a loved with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. 

Here are some related Communication Tips:
Approach from the front.
Use short sentences
Speak slower
Use gestures
Don’t use baby talk
Be patient/ allow more time to respond
Offer simple choices between two items
Acknowledge their feelings
Don’t argue or try to convince

 

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