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Alzheimers - Finding the Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care

Alzheimers - Finding the Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care

Harriet Hodgson

ISBN: 978-0-471-34657-9

May 1995

240 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$16.95

Description

A ray of hope for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer's afflicts millions of people around the world, as well as the family members who care for them. Alzheimer's — Finding the Words: A Communication Guide for Those Who Care offers practical help for both the sufferer and their caregivers by easing paths of communication as the disease progresses. Faltering speech and language processing is often at the root of common behavioral changes that cause conflict; by showing you what to expect and how to work around the changes, this book provides a lifeline that can help make your time together more fulfilling on both sides.

How Alzheimer's Affects Speech.

Changes in Speech Transmission.

Changes in Speech Reception.

Other Causes of Speech Deterioration.

Running Interference.

Personal Communication Blockers.

Getting Your Message Across.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The Challenge.

Appendix.

Communication Tips.

Short-Term Memory Questionnaire.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

About the Author.

Index.