I was recently invited to submit a blog post for American Psychological Association's Your Mind Your Body blog. It was an honor to be included among many psychologists of much greater distinction. Here is an excerpt. I chose the topic of communication and dementia, since it so often presents in my practice. I hope it is beneficial to someone.
"...Communication with someone who has dementia can require a great deal of energy, patience, and creativity. I have learned the hard way that there a few “rules” that ultimately guide and inform most of the suggestions that may be offered. If you can learn and remember these two things, many of the others will follow naturally."
You can see the rest at: 2 Rules to Use When Talking to Someone with Dementia.