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How to communicate effectively to an elderly person with Dementia?

How to communicate effectively to an elderly person with Dementia?

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It is essential to know for care workers how to communicate with people with dementia because they have to provide care for their clients and some clients might be having dementia. To make the process of aged care more pleasant and to improve the quality of relationship with others, it is essential to use appropriate communication skills. Having good communication skills can prevent conflicts from escalating and rebuild the trust and create positive rapport

Here are some tips which can help us improve communication with the elderly,

  1. Setting a positive mood for interaction
  2. Responding with affection and reassurance 
  3. Getting the person’s attention
  4. Redirect / mirroring
  5. Stating the message clearly
  6. Maintaining your sense of humour 
  7. Asking simple, answerable questions
  8. Listening with your ears, eyes, and heart
  9. Breaking down activities into a series of steps
  10. Memorizing the past and golden memories

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