Improving Communication Moderately Confused Adults

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Communication problems are some of the early signs of Alzheimer's dementia in an adult who is not suffering from a stroke. This can be one of the most challenging issues for a family as the patient loses the ability to easily express his wants and opinions. He may misinterpret directions, find himself unable to complete a sequence of activities of daily living, and constantly ask the same question because he/she doesn't remember the answer they were given.
As language is so much a part of socialization, isolation and depression is common among Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. As the illness progresses , the patient becomes more dependent and less emotionally available to the spouse or family.
Typically, people in the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease exhibit repetitive speech and/or actions, have disturbances in the sleep/wake cycle, wander or pace and use inappropriate language (cursing is not uncommon)
Participants in the monthly support group meeting at Statesboro First United Methodist Church (meeting the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:30pm) will find many ideas to improve the lives of the caregiver and the patient with dementia. People in the area providing care for a friend or family member with dementia causing illness causing progressive memory loss are encouraged to attend this support group meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month.


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