Resources tagged with conversation

Communication

Living With Alzheimer's >> Day-To-Day Issues | 04.24.15

Communication: the invisible barrier. Problems with communication are an inevitable and distressing consequence of dementia. It’s often a two-way street: the person with dementia cannot articulate their thoughts, so caregivers are in the dark about their wants and their needs; and the person with dementia also cannot understand what is being said to them by…

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How to Talk About the Diagnosis

Diagnosing Alzheimer's | 04.23.15

Learning of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be like a thunderbolt, even if the symptoms have given you a strong clue that the disease was a possibility. As a caregiver, your next trauma may be the decision of when, how — and whether — to tell the person about their condition, as well as informing…

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