How Alzheimer’s Disease Can Affect Your Communication Skills


As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, communicating starts to become a problem. This Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources film focuses on how communication skills are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and how we can help patients who are struggling.

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The video offers practical advice to caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients to help alleviate some of the challenges and frustrations of trying to communicate with their loved ones. Simple tips such as ensuring you have their full attention before you start speaking, speaking slowly and simply, limiting the amount of options to make life less confusing, and trying not to put them on the spot by asking if they remember certain events or people will all help you better communicate with each other.

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