Non verbal communication with person with dementia.

When a person finds communication difficult there are many forms of non verbal communication that can be used. These include old photos, family videos/DVD’s, singing, hobbies (gardening, cooking, etc).

People with dementia can be very dependent on body language and tone of voice for communication.

Remember, to a person with dementia, if they cannot see something, then as far as they are concerned, it isn’t there.

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