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.Tags: body language, dementia, non verbal communication