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Communicating with Your Dementia Loved One

Sarah Webb
By Sarah Webb

Communicating with your loved one who has dementia is challenging. Judith explains what’s happening and the best way for us as caregivers to respond.  This is part of the James L. West Alzheimer’s Center Series for caregivers

Judith Pickering is program coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association. She has worked in senior care facilities and hospice for over 18 years. Judith also served as a volunteer Alzheimer caregiver support group facilitator since 1999 and has 10 years experience co facilitating Early Stage Alzheimer support groups.

She joined the North Central Texas staff in June of 2016 where she primary plans community education programs and also currently facilitates one care giver support group and one early stage support group.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28735. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

http://www.jameslwest.org/

http://alz.org/

Sarah Webb
A bit about me, I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, employee and volunteer. I am married and have two children - one who aspires to be a secret spy ninja and the other wants be a doctor for toys...Read More
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