Alzheimer’s Caregiver: Effective Communication Strategies

Hands-On Alzheimer’s Caregiver Workshop in Houston Focuses on Effective Communication Strategies

Communication with a person with Alzheimer’s requires patience, understanding and good listening skills. Changes in the ability to communicate are unique to each person with Alzheimer’s. In the early stages of dementia, the person’s communication may not seem very different or he or she might repeat stories or not be able to find a word. As the disease progresses, an Alzheimer’s caregiver may recognize other changes such as:

  • Using familiar words repeatedly
  • Inventing new words to describe familiar objects
  • Easily losing his or her train of thought
  • Reverting back to a native language
  • Having difficulty organizing words logically
  • Speaking less often
The challenges associated with communication can lead to frustration. It can be helpful for you to understand what changes may occur over time so you can prepare and make adjustments. Anticipating these changes and knowing how to respond can help everyone communicate more effectively.
Alzheimer's Effective Communication Strategies Houston
Alzheimer’s Effective Communication Strategies Houston

Effective Communication Strategies

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Cleveland – Ripley Neighborhood Center
720 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504

*Program Available in English & Spanish

This free workshop is presented by the Houston Alliance to Address Dementia through a grant funded project awarded to Neighborhood Centers, Inc and supports family caregivers, hospice workers, and home health workers.

Jarett Reynolds, Family Services Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas says of presenting the Effective Communications Strategy workshop in the Brazos Valley,

“When I presented the workshop in the Brazos Valley the participants were so touched and so enthusiastic. They shared that the felt they could continue on their [care-giving] journey a little while longer.”

Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Refreshments provided by Friendly Faces Senior Care

Free on site companion services for your loved one while you learn. (Must Pre-Register)

RSVP to Jarett Reynolds at jreynolds@alz.org or call 800.272.3900


Estrategias para una comunicación efectiva

Jueves, 3 de noviembre del 2016

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center
720 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504

Acompáñenos a explorar los cambios de comunicación que ocurren durante el curso de la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Aprenderemos el lenguaje verbal y corporal de una persona con
demencia y como responder en una forma que pueda ayudar. También, identificaremos estrategias para tener una conexión y comunicación saludable con la persona que padece de Alzheimer.

Comidas ligeras provistas por Friendly Faces Senior Care

Servicio de acompañamiento gratuito para su ser querido con registración temprana.

Mande su RSVP a Gitzell Perez al gperez@alz.org o llame al 800.272.3900

Este taller es presentado por el Houston Alliance to Address Dementia, un subsidio otorgado a Neighborhood Centers Inc.



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Alzheimer's Effective Communication Strategies in Houston, TX
Alzheimer’s Effective Communication Strategies in Houston, TX

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.