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What to Do When Your Loved One Repeats: Verbal Repetition in Older Adults Due to Dementia or an Aging Brain

Watch our recent presentation with Senior Expert, Laurel Gumpert, MPH, MBA, CHES of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America about What to Do When Your Loved One Repeats.

One of the key signs of an aging brain is repetition, especially repeating anecdotes and questions. While reasons for this may or may not include dementia, even the most patient family caregiver may struggle to hide their frustration. Tune into this live, interactive workshop to explore proven strategies to help you keep your cool with your loved one to get the most out of your quality time together.

Some things we address during this interactive webinar include:

  • Understanding the differences between repetitive behaviors as we age, and repetitive behaviors attributed to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ways in which Alzheimer’s Disease impairs and changes communication
  • Causes of repetition, types of repetition and tips to respond such as redirection
  • Understanding different repetitive behaviors such as echolalia, fixation and hoarding
  • Strategies to set yourself up for successful communication

Laurel Gumpert, MPH, MBA, CHES is the Educational Program Coordinator at The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA). Laurel graduated from Stony Brook University with her Masters in Public Health and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Community Health in 2020. Laurel is a part of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society Lambda Chapter. Laurel has served as an ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health to encourage individuals to pursue careers in the field of public health and healthcare. Laurel has experience in qualitative research and clinical trials and is thrilled to use her previous knowledge to create meaningful educational opportunities at AFA. Laurel is certified as a Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Laurel is passionate about helping individuals, family members and professionals to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.