While pushing a laughing Patti in her wheelchair through our grocery store, her Multiple Sclerosis related Speech became stuck like a stylus on an old vinyl record “You’re a …” “You’re a …” “You’re a …”
Volume is particularly challenging for Patti. Appropriate levels can get interesting to say the least. (a church moment)
MS related Emotional Lability plus Pseudobulbar Affect equals excessive emotional response plus anything might be said in any given situation. Patti for example becomes a ‘laugher’ at funerals.
- Do not assume!
- Patience is support.
- Remember speaking can be frustrating and tiring.
- Be honest, not condescending, when you really have not understood something.
- Check ‘your’ self-conscious attitude at the door.
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