Tips for Communication Better

Communicating with someone that has Dementia is not something we can learn overnight. It takes time and patience. Here are a few tips:

- get close enough to the person so that they can see your mouth moving and facial expressions

- always make eye contact when talking with the person

- remind them who you are and why you are there

- engage them into the conversation by using their name and asking them questions

- use hand gestures and movements to help them understand you

Last but not least, Humour can be very helpful is easing tention and helping your loved one open up during a conversation.

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