Tuesday, August 13, 2013

5 Things You Should Never Say to a Person With Alzheimer’s


When relating to a person with Alzheimer’s there are many guidelines to follow. I’m going to discuss five of the most basic ones here.

5 Things You Should Never Say to a Person With Alzheimer’s

By Marie Marley
+Alzheimer's Reading Room


Yesterday afternoon I walked into Mary’s spacious room. Mary is a woman who has few visitors and whom I’ve volunteered to spend a little time with every week. I greeted her, complimented her on her beautiful turquoise sweater, and shook her hand. 

Then I sat down at her little table that was overflowing with books, photographs, the newspaper and other items she wants to keep close at hand. I started off by picking up a small framed photo of Mary with her husband and three children – two sons and a daughter. 




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