A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia is life-changing, both for the person receiving the news and their loved ones.
I’ve seen firsthand people become withdrawn from their loved one because they aren’t sure how to act or what to say to them. You then may feel guilty for pulling back. These feelings are absolutely normal. And luckily, there are communication techniques to help guide your interactions to help you to continue to connect, just in a different way.