Communicating our needs, wishes and thoughts is vital. Dementia affects how we communicate, even in the early stages.
We all need to communicate, it is part of our identity. We tend to think about communication as talking, yet over 90% of communication happens through non-verbal communication such as facial expression, gestures and touch.
Take your time. Be patient and understanding and keep your sense of humour, it helps! Anonymous
Dementia affects how we communicate, each person's experience is different but there are tips and techniques to help. Read our factsheets for more information.
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