People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them. My experience shows that's not always the case.
The holiday season is steadfastly approaching, with stores already full of lights and decorations. Preparing for family gatherings is hectic for all, but this time of year can be especially stressful for those with Alzheimer's or dementia.