Communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s disease
Disorders like Alzheimer’s disease gradually lead to cognitive and physical decline in older adults. Communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s disease therefore becomes difficult. The exchanges and the way we deal in these situations are no longer the same with our elderly loved one. So we find that the situation can turn out to be problematic and it can be very easy to get lost in it. However, don’t forget that the senior retains his feelings and sensitivity. Sometimes just a little patience can make a big difference in a situation. Remember that it is important to encourage conversation in order to avoid the isolation of the senior. So, in this 4th episode on Alzheimer’s disease, we give you some tips that will help you improve your communication with your loved one suffering from the disease.
Impacts on communication between people with Alzheimer’s disease and those around them
Communication is what allows us to bond with others. More than just exchanges, it connects us to each other and plays a crucial role in our mental health. Unfortunately, the more the disease progresses, the more our way of interacting with the senior will be affected. Communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s disease remains essential, do not give up despite the difficulties. These changes are challenging for everyone, we understand that. In order to maintain a special relationship with your elderly loved one, we will discuss some strategies to adopt to help you communicate better.
Means favorable to communication
Consistency between your words and your actions, your outlook on your loved one, consistency in the environment. All of these form an essential whole for your elderly loved one as they gradually lose their coping and listening skills.
To discover real practical advice to facilitate your discussions, we invite you to watch our video with Luc Armand and find out how to improve your communication with the senior affected by Alzheimer’s disease.