Friday, May 20, 2011

Alzheimer's Disease Tip Communication and Socialization

My mother is the same person I always knew. She is not a different person. Her brain is sick. She is still ticking and she is capable of enjoying most of the things she was doing before Alzheimer's disease....

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Front Row

For us, communication and socialization go hand in hand. I am not using the clinical definition of socialization here. Instead, I am describing a continuing process that leads to the establishment of norms of behavior and communication in the Alzheimer's disease environment.

I think most Alzheimer's caregivers understand that the Alzheimer's patient can benefit from being in social settings and engaging in communication. Sadly, the exact opposite sometimes occurs as the patient and caregiver fall into the black hole of Alzheimer's disease.

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