Methods for Communicating with Individuals Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease: Developing a Guideline for Families
Date of Award
Master of Professional Studies
Organiz & Prof Communication
Alzheimer's disease; aphasia; caregivers; communicating; communication; dementia; families
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.
Zielinski, Patricia, "Methods for Communicating with Individuals Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease: Developing a Guideline for Families" (2009). Organizational and Professional Communications. 10.