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Communicating With Someone Who Has Dementia

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This is something that some families find very hard, especially in the onset stages. Conversation can be limited and very confusing, ranging from some clarity to totally muddled words. But if you watch hand gestures, understand past working life or hobbies you can sometimes work out the conversation.

Correcting someone is not a good idea, you have to step into their world, otherwise it can cause confusion, frustration and even aggression. Always listen, using eye contact and calm body language and voice tone.

Larchfield House staff have a plethora of experience and knowledge on how to communicate in the best way. Communication is not only with conversation but majorly in body language which will send messages to the person with either calmness or hostility and this will be interpreted by a person by natural basic instinct.

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