Talking to Alzheimer's: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member Or Friend

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New Harbinger Publications, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 161 pages
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Alzheimer's can have a devastating impact on a patient's close relationships and all too often, family members and friends feel so uncomfortable that they end up dreading visits, or simply give up trying to stay in contact with the patient. This book offers a wealth of practical things you can do to stay connected with the Alzheimer's patient in your life. It offers straightforward suggestions and invaluable do's and don'ts, with advice on everything from dealing effectively with the inevitable repetition that occurs in conversations with an Alzheimer's patient to helpful strategies for saying no to unrealistic demands. It also includes thoughtful tips to remind you to take care of your own feelings and suggestions for helping children become comfortable with visiting an Alzheimer's sufferer.

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Extremely light and narrowly focused on locked units. Not worth the money Very limited focus book used in diakonia class. It's focus is on the public, who may never have had a person in a locked unit ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
4
Other Conversation Considerations
35
When to Insist When Not to Insist
48
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Claudia Strauss is adjunct professor of English at Albright College in Reading, PA. She coaches individuals with ADD and learning disabilities. She lives in Wyomissing, PA.

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