Friday, December 28, 2012

Bang Your Head Against the Wall


When someone suffering from Alzheimer's believes something to be true it is true -- in Alzheimer's World. Really doesn't matter if it is true in Real World. Doesn't matter.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
 

Alzheimer's World -- Or -- Bang Your Head Against the Wall


Print and tape to the wall. Follow the directions in the circle.

If you are like me, you probably felt like you could put everything you knew about Alzheimer's disease in a thimble the day you received the diagnosis.

And, if you are like me, you probably realized over time that you developed some skills over the course of your life that would help you to deal with a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease.


With this in mind, you will need to learn how to engage in new and different kinds of communication while interacting with someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease in order to remain sane.

You can use some of the communication tools you developed over the course of your life that work; and then, you develop new communication tools that you use only while inAlzheimer's World.

 

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