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3 Tips to Help You Interact With a Loved One With Alzheimer’s November 15, 2017

Lima, Livingston
3 Tips to Help You Interact With a Loved One With Alzheimer’s, Lima, New York

Communicating with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s often proves quite frustrating, but it isn’t impossible. The compassionate professionals at Alpine Manor Home For Adults, the premier assisted living facility in Lima, NY, say learning the best methods for interaction will help you feel more relaxed and confident the next time you visit a loved one. Here they discuss a few tips to help. 

How to Interact With a Loved One Who Has Alzheimer’s

1. Include Activities

If there is something you enjoy doing with a loved one, whether it’s a walk through the park, playing cards, or tending to the garden, include one of their favorite activities when you visit the assisted living facility. This helps you connect with them through a hobby you both enjoy.

2. Avoid Arguments

alzheimer'sAlzheimer’s is a stressful and upsetting illness for the patient and their family. However, it’s important to stay calm when conversing with your loved one; try to avoid getting into any arguments. Diffuse the situation by either agreeing with them or walking away and taking a few minutes to cool off.

3. Use Their Name

The best way to get the attention of someone with Alzheimer’s, if they seem to be drifting away, is to use their name and establish eye contact. Removing distractions from the assisted living room such as background noise or a ceiling fan also helps keep them focused during the conversation.

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s and you think they may need additional care, schedule a consultation with the team at Alpine Manor Home For Adults in Livingston County. This assisted living facility provides the highest quality care to improve their residents’ quality of life. For more information about their staff and services, call (919) 933-2000 or visit their website.

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