Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental illness caused by an alteration or damage to the brain. Individuals with this condition experience forgetfulness, memory loss, and lack of logical reasoning, which interfere with their daily activities and build a communication barrier between them and others. In instances like this, the need for personalized care providers is encouraged.
This Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Neuron Health Systems, your provider of in-home care services in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, would like to educate people on how to communicate effectively with patients with Alzheimer’s. That is because they tend to behave differently due to the alterations in their mental faculties. Dealing with them will be very difficult, which is why effective communication is essential.
Connect with them through:
- Setting the mood and tone to encourage interaction.
- Becoming fully attentive to them. Eye contact and non-verbal cues are vital as you interact with them.
- Saying things clearly and according to their pace.
- Being as simple as possible when asking questions. Please don’t force them to answer when they can’t or don’t want because using force begets frustration.
- Listening and probing.
Our caregivers can effectively communicate with your loved ones because they follow the tips above. We can teach you more if you entrust your loved ones with us.
On the other hand, we can deploy a homemaker to give you a hand with light housekeeping and cooking if you wish to spend time with your loved ones for a moment. We’ll ensure that your homes are Alzheimer’s-friendly to avoid getting them into accidents that may worsen their situation.