As Alzheimer's progresses, it can start to affect speaking and language comprehension. This can include forgetting the names of objects, mixing up words or being unable to complete sentences. If your loved one is showing signs of impaired speech, talk to your doctor about next steps.
"Here you go, Hon. Anything else?" Though cringing inwardly, I smile outwardly and say, "No thanks." The waitress, perhaps in her early thirties, is just trying to be nice to me. I understand that. I happen to be a small person, rather short, tiny bones - the kind of person where, when the prairie winds invade our metro area and tall…