Are you having difficulty understanding, coping and communicating with a person living with dementia? Try these 2 nonverbal communication tips.
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer’s Reading Room
It isn’t easy to learn how persons living with Alzheimer’s think, feel, and act; and, why they do what they do.
This is understandable. No one taught us how to do it, and we are not prepared in life to deal with behaviors that are caused by brain disorders.
When a person living with dementia changes the way they communicate with us most of us become what can best be called discombobulated.
Discombobulated: confused, disconcerted, upset, frustrated, and then angry.
This happens because we continue to communicate with them in the way we always have over the course of our lives. Sooner or later most of us realize, this isn’t going to work.
Here is are 2 communication tips that might help you improve…