Alzheimer's Association Effective Communication Strategies

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Communication is more than just talking and listening--it's also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia progress in their journey, family members and friends need new ways to connect. Join Alzheimer's Association Volunteer Maria Tomasetti to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's or another type of progressive dementia, 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--early, middle and late.

About Maria Tomasetti
Maria Tomasetti is currently an Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter community educator.  She recently retired from the Alzheimer's Association after 17 years, working for two years as a Helpline Specialist and for 15 years as the South Central CT Regional Director.  She was also the primary caregiver for both of her parents with Alzheimer's disease.

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