Important Tips for Communicating with Someone with Dementia
People with dementia can often find it challenging to communicate. They may face difficulties in finding the right words to say or in maintaining their train of thought. They also may even speak less often. As a result, they may lose confidence, become frustrated and/or feel depressed, isolated or withdrawn.
For the caregiver, specific verbal communication skills and techniques can be learned to help prevent these feelings for someone with dementia.
Here are some helpful tips for caregivers to keep in mind:
Speak Clearly & Calmly. When talking to your loved one, speak clearly and calmly and at a slightly slower pace. Try … read more
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