Communicating with a person with dementia

Successful communication is a special challenge when we are caring for a loved one with dementia.
The best foundation for communication with a person with dementia is compassion. We must understand that they are coping with cognitive and sensory deficits, but we must also understand that they are still functional on an emotional level. Their “feelings” are very much intact, and how they respond to what we say depends to a great extent on how we make them feel. Continue readingCommunicating with a person with dementia”