When the mind starts to go
Various techniques help reduce frustration when dealing with a family member who has cognitive impairment
Dealing with dementia
Pamela Ouyang with her father, Mid, 92, a former engineer and scholar from China who lives in New Jersey. Communicating with a family member who has cognitive impairment can be frustrating and disheartening, even downright depressing for patient and caregiver alike. And it’s a problem faced by a growing number of Americans. According to a report published this month, about 4.1 million Americans have dementia.