Preserve the Dignity

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Don’t Talk Down


Letty Pogrebin in her book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, gives advice on how to care for a sick friend. Her advice can be applied to all caregiving situations. One of her suggestions is: “Don’t infantilize the patient. Never speak to a grown-up the way you’d talk to a child. […]

How to Show Respect to a Person With Autism


Remember  The person with autism is first of all a real person. Treat the person the way you would like to be treated.  Remember that non-verbal people can hear. Remember that we, the parents, are doing our best. Remember that we, the parents, enormously need support and encouragement. The most helpful expression communicates, “You are […]

Preserve the Dignity


What do you see when you are caring for another person? Do you see someone who is a burden, an irritation, an old needy person, or do you look for the strength and beauty of God’s image in that person? Do you help, in your method of caregiving, to preserve that person’s dignity?