Tag: #Communication

Communication Adjustments for Dementia: Preserving Dignity

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, the term hits hard, and there’s a feeling of not knowing how to move forward. At least, that’s the way I felt when both of my grandparents were diagnosed with two different forms of dementia on the same day. Initially, I thought all hope of communication with…
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Illogical Communication: Responding to the Dementia Patient

Grandma’s face would brighten each time I walked into her room. I am so thankful to say that even with advanced Alzheimer’s, she knew me every time she saw me; just two weeks before her death, a nurse asked her who I was and she answered clearly and immediately that I was her granddaughter. That…
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Eye Speak to You

“Look at me!” These words get your attention, don’t they? An imperative phrase, this expression makes you look up to see who’s speaking. Something about that sentence just stops you in your tracks and makes you do just that: look directly at the speaker. These were the words that could strike terror in your heart…
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