Title

Methods for Communicating with Individuals Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease: Developing a Guideline for Families

Date of Award

8-14-2009

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Applied Communication

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Organiz & Prof Communication

Advisor

Tawanna Mullins

Keywords

Alzheimer's disease; aphasia; caregivers; communicating; communication; dementia; families

Abstract

The capstone project researches communication issues that occur during the progression of Alzheimer's disease and the implications for both family members and patient alike. The project examines the physical and emotional symptoms of the disease as it destroys an individual's ability to communicate. The project presents current research on the various communication theories surrounding Alzheimer's disease and provides tools and methods for families that may be utilized to overcome the boundaries imposed by the patient's loss of communication. The final products present information and techniques that can be employed by family members in the form of a brochure and PowerPoint presentation.

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