WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU RECEIVE AN ALZHEIMER’S DIAGNOSIS
Here are some things you can do to deal with the behaviors of Alzheimer’s from Lisa Skinner’s Toolbox, some behaviors that you may see in your loved one in the future, and some information that will better inform you of the disease.
Everyone has a story about Alzheimer’s disease. It’s time to start the conversation.
We educate and train caregivers on new and effective ways of communicating with people who can no longer communicate with you. There are many effective tools out there that can make your jobs a lot less stressful and can help you take the guesswork out of a lot of the situations that WILL arise on a daily basis. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have those tools in your toolbelt?
In the White Paper, we will emphasize the importance of being aware of the Stranger in the Mirror phenomenon so, as caregivers, you, too, will know what signs and behaviors to look for to put your loved one at ease if this situation were to arise. We will also explore strategies such as “Joining their reality” and Reminiscence Therapy, among many others.
A WHITE PAPER DELIVERED AT THE GLOBAL CAREGIVERS SUMMIT BY AUTHOR LISA SKINNER