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Talking to Alzheimer's: Simple Ways to Connect When You Visit with a Family Member or Friendby Claudia J Strauss
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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.
This practical and accessible guide helps the friends and family of Alzheimer's patients communicate with their loved ones in ways that allow them to sustain meaningful and positive relationships.
This book offers real hope if you are struggling to sustain a relationship with an Alzheimer's patient. Practical suggestions help you enjoy the interactions. End your visits feeling that the bond between the two of you is alive and well.
About the Author
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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