Reply To: Suggestions/tips on how to communicate effectively with Alzheimer's dad

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eunice112
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Hi bodega7355, communication with an Alzheimer’s patient requires understanding, patience and good listening skills. My grandfather has the same problem. He always asks for grandma (who passed away 2 years back) and we politely answer him  like she will come soon or she went out etc. He probably gets anger if we don’t agree with him. My grandfather is cared by a senior care service (http://www.prestigecare.com/alzheimers.php) which gives special care to those people affected by Alzheimer’s and they have taught us some things (like this) to be taken care while interfering with him.

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