With gentle reminders your love one with Alzheimer's or dementia may recall memories of his/her childhood, family,friends…these memories may seem timeless and appear not to be fading for them… all they want from you is a smile and a caring warm look…try to see their world and cherish the times together. 

Not being able to communicate can be one of the most exasperating and difficult problems for people with Alzheimer's or dementia, their families and carers.

 “Memory loss in a person with dementia is persistent and progressive (it continues to get worse), not just occasional. It may affect a person’s ability to continue to work or carry out familiar tasks. It may mean having difficulty finding the way home. Eventually, it may mean forgetting how to dress or how to bathe”.

 

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/