Coping with Communication Challenges in Alzheimer's Disease

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Singular Publishing Group, 1993 - Medical - 211 pages
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This book was written by caregivers of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and similar progressive dementias. One of the cognitive functions affected by progressive dementia is communication. The author's intent in writing this book was to help caregivers understand the importance of communication, how it changes with the progression of Alzheimer's disease, and what can be done to facilitate good communication between them and their member suffering from the diseasae. Strategies are provided that take into consideration the communicative abilities and difficulties at the three stages of the disease. It also addresses communication between family members and health care professions and among concerned family members and friends. Readers are provided with an extensive list of resources: helpful organizations and agencies, hotlines, and books. The insightful and thoughtful recommendations will help caregivers cope with the changes in their loved one more effectively and successfully.

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Contents

Communication in the Middle Stages
39
Communication Strategies in
59
Maintaining Communication When
87
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About the author (1993)

Rau is a professional speech-language pathologist with more than 25 years of experience.

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