Communicating with someone with Alzheimers.
Tip #7 - CONVERSE ONE-ON-ONE - The more people who are involved in a discussion, the more complicated it becomes. Try to keep talks with a person who has Alzheimer's one-on-one whenever possible. Even small groups of three or four people could make your loved one confused and anxious.
Tip #8 - KEEP THINGS SIMPLE - According to the Mayo Clinic, comments and conversations should be kept short, simple and to the point. You should always refer to nouns by their actual name (i.e. when pointing out a pretty bird on a walk, say "bird" instead of "it"). Also, being faced with too many choices can be frustrating for someone with Alzheimer's, so steer clear of open-ended questions. For example, if you're having a discussion about what outdoor activity your loved one wants to do, don't say, "Where would you like to go today?" Instead, it's better to ask, "Would you like to go to the park?" #endalz #alzheimersawareness #alzheimers #1on1conversation