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Alzheimer's Disease Support (cont.)

Communication

Communicating can be frustrating at times. Let your family and friends know this. Let them know when and how you may need their help and support.

  • When talking, take your time.
  • Ask the person you are talking with to repeat a statement, to speak slowly, or to write down words if you are having trouble understanding.
  • Find a quiet place to talk if there are distractions.
  • Let your family and friends know when something becomes too difficult for you to do on your own, and arrange for others to help you with difficult tasks.
  • Write down your questions or concerns as you think of them; share these with people when you see or talk to them.
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