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Communication Tips with Dementia Patients


As patients’ dementia progresses, their communication ability will become increasingly impaired. As a primary caregiver, it is your responsibility to gain a good grasp of what to expect to navigate these challenges. Do you need a tip or two on how to accomplish this? MORALITY HOME CARE, a tested and proven non-medical assistance provider, is at your service!

Given our years of providing attendant care services, we are well-equipped to give you the necessary tips and tidbits on this matter. Here’s what you should do:

  • Start each interaction by introducing yourself and addressing the person by their name. This helps to create a sense of familiarity and build rapport.
  • Find a quiet and comfortable setting to avoid distractions and improve concentration. Turn off televisions and radios, close doors to reduce noise, and limit interruptions.
  • Speak slowly and clearly, using short sentences and simple words. It’s also helpful to supplement your verbal communication with gestures, facial expressions, or pointing to objects, as these can enhance comprehension.
  • Present information or questions clearly and sequentially when attempting to elicit their opinion, such as what recreational activities they prefer. Moreover, you must be patient and allow the person sufficient time to process what you’ve said and formulate a response.

Have any inquiries about our personal care in Northwest Indiana? Please do not hesitate to give us a call.

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