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Frequent communication breakdowns associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) negatively affect the patient-caregiver relationship. This indicates a need for proper communication training to achieve an improved quality of life for both parties. The purpose of this poster is to investigate recommended communication strategies and tools for effective communication between individuals with AD and their formal and informal caregivers.
Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, language, communication, Intervention, therapy
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ferrell, Jackie, "Training Communication Effectiveness in Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers" (2014). Communication Disorders and Sciences Student Posters. 9.