Communicating Effectively with Alzheimer's Patients

Sandra W. Haymon, Ph.D. – Presenter

Try to imagine that you are in a strange place with people you do not know. Someone is trying to take your clothes off and telling you that you have to take a bath. You hear a voice say she is your daughter, but you do not recognize her. You become frightened and combative. The more you fight for your freedom the more voices there are…….

Dr. Haymon’s Approach Will Literally Transform The Way You Communicate with Individuals Who Have Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias and with Those Who Appear Delusional!

Individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias may:

  • Exhibit a change in her/his personality.
  • Reveal significant memory loss, and misplace things and accuse others of taking them.
  • Engage in extreme mood swings and display inappropriate behaviors and emotions.
  • Become confused, disoriented to time, place, and person, suspicious, and fearful.
  • Struggle to perform even simple, familiar tasks, and have difficulty communicating.

In this powerful presentation you will learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively with individuals who display symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias and individuals who appear delusional.
  • Hear beyond words and recognize the purpose of delusions.
  • Approach others without being perceived as threatening.
  • Reassure individuals who are confused, suspicious, and fearful.
  • Calm agitated individuals and diffuse anger.


Dr. Sandra W. Haymon, America’s #1 Caregiving Expert, licensed psychologist, author, and
International speaker has been pioneering the field of Caregiving for over 20 years.

She is the author of Baby Boomers-Sandwiched Between Retirement & Caregiving and
My Turn: Caring for Aging Parents & Other Elderly Loved Ones-A Daughter’s Perspective

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This presentation is a must for family and professional caregivers, all healthcare providers (physicians, physicians assistants, RNs, LPNs, CNPs, CNAs); management, staff and volunteers working in hospitals, nursing homes, memory impaired facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living settings; psychologists, social workers, certified professional counselors, estate and financial planners; anyone employed in the insurance industry; anyone who may ever be a caregiver or need a caregiver; and anyone who ever plans to retire.

Format: Presentation followed by a Question and Answer period
Length: Presentation customized for time frames of 1-4 hours, plus Key Note Address
CEUs: Presentation materials are available for Continuing Education Credits.