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FRAYING AT THE EDGES –
Bob DeMarco of ARR in his 30 April article wrote “I just finished reading what I believe is one of the most important articles ever written about Alzheimer’s patients – Fraying at the Edges – New York Times.”
Socialization in dementia care can mean going out and meeting people or hanging out with friends.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer’s Reading Room
I am not using the clinical definition of socialization here. Instead, I am describing a continuing process that leads to the establishment of norms of behavior and communication in the Alzheimer’s disease environment.1
I think most Alzheimer’s caregivers understand that the Alzheimer’s patient can benefit from being in social settings and engaging in communication.