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An older adult man sitting on a couch. A man and a woman are looking at him supportively.


Effective Communication Strategies

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways.

Effective Communication Strategies, to be offered Wednesday, July 29 at 1 pm, is a program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association® that explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. By the end of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease.
  • Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person.
  • Identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Effective Communication Strategies includes video interviews with professionals who explain critical aspects of communication throughout the Alzheimer’s journey and caregivers who share tips that have worked for their families. 

Supported through our partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter and the NYS Office for the Aging.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Contact the CCESC office to request any special accommodations.

This program is free. Registration is requested in advance online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Last updated June 23, 2020