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When People With Alzheimer's Don't Recognize Their Loved Ones

Posted Jun 15 2013 12:00am

...It is believed that people in comas often hear conversation around them. If this is so, how can we know for certain what a person locked in an Alzheimer's fog really does, or doesn't, understand? I believe in touching people, caring lovingly for them, speaking to elders and treating them as functioning human beings, no matter what their condition appears to be. If I've done my best to treat them in this fashion, I know that they will have perceived whatever they are capable of perceiving. Hopefully, at the very least, they perceive that they are loved.

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