Dementia affects communication, and as it progresses, sometimes into Alzheimer’s disease, it can eventually lead to a loss of the ability to communicate. This progression usually begins in the mid-stages of the disease.
Aphasia is the medical term for the loss of speech, comprehension, and more. Healthcare professionals and articles in medical journals tend to focus on how the loss affects patients, but its impact goes much further.
Family caregivers and friends also struggle
Something miraculous occurs between parents and their kids. There’s a level of connection that doesn’t exist with anyone else on the planet. That was the case for my mom and me.