HELP! stroke victim can't communicate whats a simple no or small cost way to help?
I work at an assisted living facility and there is the sweetest man who lives there. I really want to know what this man is trying to say to us, it is a guessing game with him, he tries to gesture. I try asking yes and no questions but i can see its very frustrating for him. me as well.
It makes me sad that he has to live like that. I am pretty sure he is almost all there, maybe the very very first stages of dementia or alzhiemers but he is a very sweet man and I really want to help him.
He has a packet with a few words but not all the words he wants to say. I could add words but I dont think he likes the packet thing.
I know those prompt cards cost only 80 bucks but i am not sure if I want those too many for him to keep track of and sort through.
Has any one tried just a paper with all the letters of the alphabet and had the person spell out what they need to say? does that work???
I know there are others out there who are wondering this same thing. Thanks for any info
Note from Anna:
There are a number of products that can help. Here are a couple of suggestions.
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There are also very low tech solutions, like large pre-printed communication card sets. These are very convenient as it is all pre-made for you.
Another solution is to create your own images, from your own photos, as well as from pre-designed images.
Any one of these solutions will make a huge difference in your day-to-day lives.
The choice really depends on the degree of technology and convenience you are looking for, as well as cost.
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