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Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease: Communication Tips and Local Resources September is World Alzheimer’s Month and one of the biggest challenges of the disease for those afflicted and for those that provide care is communication.  Alzheimer’s affects communication by causing the person to lose vocabulary, to forget the appropriate names of things and/or people, to lose the ability…

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Owner’s Thoughts: Celebrating Older Americans Month

Senior Care in Long Island, NY: This week we are excited to be attending the Suffolk Office for the Aging Senior Celebration Luncheon.   This annual event is held in honor of Older Americans Month and pays tribute to the senior citizens who continue to give back and serve their communities.   Family First will close its…

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Alzheimer’s: Tips for More Effective Communication

  Alzheimer’s Disease gradually impairs the person’s ability to communicate. People with dementia have more difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions, as well as more trouble understanding others. Here are some tips to help in communication and understanding: • Learn to create a ‘kind voice’ – speak slower and lower, smiling. • To orient the person…

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Dementia Care: Communication Techniques for Professionals

Elder care in Huntington, NY: Dementia Communication Techniques for Professionals If you are a professional who works with older adults and their families, you have probably encountered challenges in communicating your message to a person afflicted with dementia.   Below are tips to help you overcome common obstacles in communicating and to learn to understand the…

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