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Phoning Someone with Alzheimer’s

Phoning Someone with Alzheimer’s

by TEAM ALZLIVE
Administrator

What to do when your loved has trouble talking on the phone:

1. Identify yourself: The person with Alzheimer’s may recognize your voice, but may not be able to not match it to your name.

2. Keep it short: Limit phone calls to a minute or two and say something positive like, “I was thinking of you and just wanted to call and say hello.”

3. Stay simple: Avoid open-ended questions. Ask specific things: “Did you have a good lunch? I heard you ate salmon.”



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