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What are tips on talking to someone if I have Alzheimer's disease?

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Keep these tips in mind when you’re trying to talk with others:

  • Take your time. Don't rush.
  • If you need to, ask the person you're speaking with to repeat what she said to speak slowly.
  • Avoid distracting noises, and find a quiet place to talk.

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Tips for Keeping Your Independence" and "Daily Care."

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "10 Tips for Keeping Your Independence" and "Daily Care."

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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