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How to Communicate with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

If you are reading this, chances are you are a caregiver for a loved one with dementia. We are here to help you better understand how to communicate with your loved one.

Communication is important in any situation, especially when dealing with dementia. It can be difficult to understand what your loved one is trying to say. So, it is important to try different methods of communication until you find something that works for both of you.

Here are some tips for communicating with someone who has dementia:

  • Listen carefully and repeat what you hear them say so they know you understood them. For example, “So…you want a cookie?”
  • Use simple words and short sentences because it will take them longer to process what you say and respond appropriately.
  • Use touch or physical gestures like hugs or kisses because this type of communication does not require thinking as much as verbal communication. Therefore, it can be easier for them to process what you said than through words alone.

If your loved one is struggling with dementia and needs more than occasional personal care from friends or family members, contact Jones Health Care Services.

We are a full-service provider of professional caregivers who will help with every aspect of your loved one’s care needs.

With our dementia care service, we specialize in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss.

We also offer 24 hr care, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your loved ones alone.

Schedule an appointment with our senior care in Silver Spring, Maryland, and learn how we can help you manage your loved one’s health and happiness!

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