Memory and Communication Aids for People with Dementia
Memory and Communication Aids for People with Dementia
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Use the communication and memory aids featured in this practical guide to significantly improve the ability of people with dementia and related memory impairments to stay connected, engaged, and functioning at their optimal level of independence. Presenting a wide array of evidence-based examples, Memory and Communication Aids for People with Dementia contains all the information needed to develop personalized supports for any individual and every circumstance.

From low-tech options such as memory wallets, memo boards, planners, and reminder cards to commercial products available through new electronic technologies, these simple but powerful tools help to provide conversation prompts, answers to common questions, and reminders for daily living. Confusion, anxiety, frustration, and challenging behaviors melt away when individuals are able to

  • communicate their needs and preferences to caregivers
  • remember important names, places, and appointments
  • complete tasks unassisted
  • engage in meaningful conversations and social interactions
  • recall past events and achievements
  • preserve their dignity and identity
Includes full-color illustrations and simple instructions for creating various memory and communication tools as well as more than 30 downloadable guides and templates to use or customize.
ASHA offers these products as a convenience. Inclusion in ASHA promotional material does not imply ASHA endorsement of any publisher, author, product, program, viewpoint, or technique. Prices are subject to change. 

Product Information

Item #(s): 0113489
Format(s): Books
Language: English
Author: Michelle S. Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP
Publisher: Health Professions Press