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Communicating with someone with dementia

If you are looking after a person with dementia, you may find that as the illness progresses, you will have to start discussions to get the person to make conversation. This is common. Their ability to process information gets progressively weaker and their responses can become delayed. This NHS’s guide will give you some tips to encourage someone with dementia to communicate, communicate through body language and listen to and understand someone with dementia. The guide may be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia/communication-and-dementia/

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