Effective Communication with Persons with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s and other dementias rob persons of their ability to talk to us with words, but mutual communication with these persons is still possible, and so very valuable. This free presentation will explore how communication still takes place, even late in the disease, through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. There will be discussion about how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. There will be extensive information within the class material, and also as handouts, on where and how to get support and help in dealing with all aspects of living with dementia.
All are welcome. Holy Faith’s Social Hall has plenty of parking, no steps, wide doors, and plenty of seating.
In partnership with the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and with financial support from EHM Senior Solutions, this free class is offered as a community service by Saline’s Holy Faith Church. It is part of Holy Faith’s 11 week dementia awareness program, In This Together, offering talks on dementia-related topics every Wednesday evening at 7 through July 17. For a full schedule and further information go to www.holy-faith-church-org.