Improv & Alzheimers
"Step into their world". It's a key premise of improv comedy, and it's how you can effectively communicate with people who have Alzheimer's or dementia. You can't say, "No", or question the premise. You say, "Yes, and ..." Actors Karen Stobbe and her husband Mondy stumbled on a skill they have that is incredibly useful in communicating with Karen's mother who has Alzheimer's – improv.
The public radio program "This American Life" recently featured the Stobbes and their use of improv to improve their lives as caregivers. My favorite excerpt:
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