I think good clear assertive communication is key in the caree/carer relationship as well as good boundaries.
Thats interesting because i have asked mine to help me with this in certain circumstances, otherwise we're there all day & i simply will never find the word & therefore not be able to ask for what i want. For me its the manner in which this is done. So she will wait a while & then ask "do you mean .....?" Rather than just jumping in impatiently.Don't interrupt me and try and finish my sentences when my speech is slow and/or I am having trouble word finding