Engaging a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

When a loved one has Alzheimer’s it’s never easy to cope with. The person you once knew and connected with has seem to disappeared almost entirely. On top of feeling like you lost someone special, you must also spend a great deal of your own time and energy to consistently provide care and ensure that they’re safe. All this happening all at once can feel completely overwhelming. However, as difficult as it can be, Visiting Angels Punta Gorda shares some insights on how to engage with your loved one to help make things easier.

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If you have found yourself struggling to have a conversation with your loved one, Visiting Angels recommends to prepare questions to help you on your next visit. Often times, you may feel as though conversations can be repetitive, but with prepared questions, you can provide the conversation direction. Visiting Angels suggests, “Remember to ask open ended questions and prompt conversation with phrases such as “tell me about the time when….”.”

To learn about other methods of engaging a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you can read the full article by visiting: https://www.visitingangels.com/puntagorda/five-simple-ideas-to-engage-your-loved-one-with-alzheimer%e2%80%99s-weekly-message_3990.