Friday, March 8, 2013

Learning How to Communicate with Someone with Alzheimer's



As I thought about this I came to a simple conclusion. Instead of trying to change Alzheimer's World, instead of trying to fight Alzheimer's World, not only would I accept Alzheimer's World as a reality, I would go into Alzheimer's World and learn how to communicate effectively...

By Bob DeMarco 
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Learning How to Communicate with Someone with Alzheimer's
Carole Larkin wrote an interesting article --How the Loss of Memory Works in Alzheimer’s Disease, and How Understanding This Could Help You.

The article described in layman's terms how problems with short term memory are directly related to the region of the brain known as the hippocampus; and, how when this brain region stops functioning properly a person losses their ability to store information. 

A person suffering from Alzheimer's disease can hear you and even respond to you. What they don't do well is remember what the hell you just said. Well, in layman's terms anyway.

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