When I ask a question, I shoot those eyebrows up as high as they’ll climb. I keep them there until there’s an answer. I might ask, “Mom, do you want to get some coffee?” Up go the eyebrows and I wait. I hold her eye contact. I maintain a hopeful smile.
By Pamela R. Kelley
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Are you an Alzheimer’s translator? Do you have any techniques that have helped keep your loved one verbally connected?