Communicating with someone who has dementia can be like visiting a foreign country. In a chapter of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, I discuss how early stages is like heading to Ireland, mid stages is like visiting Italy and late stages is similar to traveling to Yemen. On Marcia Teele’s radio show, Caregiver Solutions, I go into detail about how viewing dementia communication like foreign travel can help you.
Check out the interview here:
Jennifer L. FitzPatrick – MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University and an Education Consultant to the Alzheimer’s Association. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.