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Date:
May 16, 2018
Time:
4:00 PM
Location:
County Office Building, Room B40
Address:
60 Central Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
Contact:
607-753-5060
Email:
Cost:
Free, open to the public
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Effective Communication Strategies

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Individuals with dementia often experience changes in their behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. Effective Communication Strategies explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's disease. This interactive presentation explains the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease, offers tips on decoding the verbal and behavioral messaged delivered by someone with dementia, respond in ways that are helpful to the person and how to identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.