Caregiver’s Guide to Creating Memory and Communication Supports for People with Dementia

By Alyssa M. Lanzi, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

26 pages
Free downloadable guide
Copyright © 2022 by Health Professions Press, Inc.

Product Description

If you have cared for someone with dementia, you know firsthand how challenging it can be to have a conversation and engage with that person meaningfully. How can family members, who may not have professional training, address these challenges and improve the lives of their loved ones?

Outlined in this free, family-friendly guide are the information and resources for developing individualized memory books and reminder cards to enhance the language and memory skills of your loved one. Each chapter guides you through the process of selecting, designing, and using memory supports for different purposes.

The ultimate goals of this guide are for you to develop memory supports that are customized to your loved one’s needs and for you to have a clearer understanding of how these memory books and reminder cards can be used in everyday life.

Individuals with dementia can have meaningful conversations if provided the necessary and personalized supports to do so. We hope this guide will be of help to you and your loved ones.

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