Tips For Engaging a Person With Dementia

For carers, friends and family members, being aware of good practise when speaking to someone with Dementia will have a positive impact on their quality of life. Here are some sound tips from the experts to help make life easier especially if you wish to avoid communication problems.

  • Remove all distractions, for example turn of the T.V – radio.
  • Look directly at the person when you speak.
  • Introduce yourself before starting a conversation.
  • Start conversations by introducing a topic.
  • Speak in a gentle manner.
  • Offer an idea of time.
  • Use simple words and short sentences.
  • Speak slowly and clearly.