Diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia affect a person’s ability to communicate. As time progresses, communication will become more and more challenging, and you may find yourself having to make changes in the way you communicate in order to stay in touch with the person.
For the person who is living with dementia, they will almost certainly change the way they communicate with you. These changes may be small at first, and hardly noticeable, but as time goes on they will become more defined and pronounced. For example, your loved one may:
With all these changes, it’s important that you stay calm and patient with them. Your loved one is still the same person inside, they are just having trouble expressing themselves. Here are our top 8 tips to help your communications become more successful.
Here at Westgate, we offer specialist dementia care for people in all stages of living with this disease. We can help you learn to communicate with your loved one, and will work tirelessly to manage each stage of dementia and, where possible, to slow its progress. Talk to us about more ways to cope and stay connected when your loved one is living with dementia.
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