How do you discretely explain to someone that the person you’re with has early Alzheimer’s disease?
It can be a dilemma. You don’t want to embarrass the person with Alzheimers symptoms, while you want them to get the extra compassion they need.
Too often service people can be rude without realizing it.
Ruth learned this the hard way.
You see, Ruth’s husband Jack has early Alzheimer’s disease. And many times he can function quite well in public.
Occasionally though the Alzheimers symptoms flare, and he takes longer than usual to answer a question or has to search for the word he needs.
When this happened in a restaurant, the waiter became irritated. And his abruptness upset Jack, making him even more flustered.
Ruth didn’t know what to do. She was upset, yet felt she could not take the waiter aside and speak to him because Jack obviously needed her in that moment.
She managed to calm Jack down, and vowed to find a solution before they went out again. She thought about reporting the waiter to his manager, but truly felt that was not the kind and gentle thing to do. So, she scoured the Internet for a solution.
And found one.
A business-size card that explains Jack’s condition. It clearly and concisely explains that he has Alzheimer’s disease, and even lists some of the Alzheimers symptoms he’s most likely to have.
She ordered some and now uses them when they go out. No longer are cashiers, waiters, waitresses, receptionists and others as quickly irritated with Jack. The experience is much calmer and positive for everyone.
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To your healthy caregiving,
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