Two of the biggest problems Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers face is how to cope and communicate with someone living with Alzheimer's.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
Let's face it, Alzheimer's patients often say things that seem nonsensical to us; or, say things that leave us exasperated, confused, frustrated, and sometimes angry.
The words they say often cause us to react negatively.
The issue: are you really listening to the person living with dementia? Or, are you immediately reacting, or overreacting to their words?
Once I took the giant step to the left and entered Alzheimer's World the words my mother was saying took on a new and entirely different meaning for me.
I actually started listening to her instead of over reacting.
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