No Meaning for Words

Newest challenge is lack of word recognition. Words flow over me and around me, but I do not recognize them.


?Are YOU My Husband?

… It occurred to me that I felt like “Little Chicken” in the book, and maybe should walk up to each table asking, “Are you my husband?” It was a very scary, ALONE feeling …

DRT for Communication: Erase / Re-Write Problems

SUMMARY:  Erase/re-write skills are malfunctioning, so I am poor at task-transition.  Suggest pre-planning with steps involved.  While project is on-going, whenever a change in task or physical location is going to take place, verbally state “Now (my name) we are going to change task/location …” … then pause before instructions for next step. …       ***       …       ***       …       ***       … DETAIL […]

Importance of Communication with PWD

Be willing to invest NOW in learning communication skills for the later stages, so that you can more easily discern the language spoken in the “fading” communications of late-stage dementia … because relationships are what make life worth living.