The Loss Of Second Language

1640 WordsNov 24, 20157 Pages
good example noted from my experience while working for seniors in Assisted Living was the loss of second language learn in their later life (adulthood). Mr. A who was born in Europe and his first language was Dutch migrated to America, studied, and worked as top level engineer used English as his second language for more than 50 years could not speak English when he turned 93 and his Alzheimer disease worsen. It was difficult for the caregivers to understand and help him with his needs. Though it seems like he could not realize that he lost his ability to speak English, he was seen being frustrated when caregivers misunderstood the need he was trying to convey. Mr. A communicated with his son in Dutch, and the son translated…show more content…
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