In this blog post we look to a wonderful article on Alzheimer's Reading Room about how to communicate and truly listen to patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. Two of the biggest problems that caregivers for Alzheimer's patients face are how to cope with a loved one who has dementia, and also, how to communicate with them.
It is so very important when you are dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer's to make sure that you are really listening to them; even if their words may seem nonsensical, or they are simply repeating phrases they say countless times a day. It is much easier to be frustrated or irritated and react immediately without really thinking, but one of the most important things to remember when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia is to always be kinder than you feel.
Read the full article: How to Listen to an Alzheimer's Patient
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