The LifeWorx Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Since 2004, LifeWorx has specialized in Alzheimer’s and dementia elderly care and has been consistently finding ways to simplify the process for our caregivers and clients.

This resource guide is intended to answer your questions and offer suggestions as needed. Our Care Consultants are available to help you understand how best to serve your loved one and how to proceed during this difficult time.

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How do you communicate with a loved one who’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate with others. Communicating with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia requires patience and understanding. Below are some strategies that caregivers can use to be more successful at communicating with someone who has dementia:

  • Listen respectfully and compassionately
    • Seeing a loved one struggle with paranoia, agitation, or repetitive actions (all signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia) can be upsetting. It’s best to not argue, disagree, or take it personally. Listen to their struggles and distract or redirect their focus on other activities if needed.
  • Keep it simple
    • Ask one question or give one direction at a time, especially if your loved one does not remember how to perform daily tasks. Speak slowly and clearly.
  • Stay positive
    • Dementia has its ups and downs. There will be good days and bad days. Do not use offensive language or negative statements, even if your loved one has done so, or you feel frustrated. Avoid arguing, be patient, and offer reassurance.

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