Dementia affects everyone differently, which means it’s important to communicate in a way that’s right for the person. One of the best things you can do is listen to them carefully, then think about what you’re going to say and how you’ll express what you want to say.
Dementia communication is more than anything about patience. Give the person the time they need to express their thoughts, and pay close attention to them. There are several tips on how to talk to someone with dementia, and we’re about to share some of them with you.
Keep in mind that every person’s experience of dementia is different, so not every tip in this article may be helpful to the person you care for.
Without further ado, let’s find out some dementia communication tips!