Frequently Asked Questions

How does Belleview Heights recommend communicating with a loved one who has dementia?

While there is no surefire formula for communicating with a parent who has dementia or Alzheimer’s, these tips can help:

• Find a quiet setting to visit with your parent to avoid distractions and interruptions.
• Avoid “baby talk.” Address your parent as an adult, using a warm tone and enunciating clearly.
• Introduce yourself every time. You can say, “Hi, Mom. It’s me, Jen.”
• Avoid the desire to correct him or her when they make mistakes. For example, if she calls you by your sister’s name, let it go.
• Smile. Nonverbal language is often more effective with people who have dementia. Eye contact and a smile can help you connect with and comfort your parent or loved one.

Do you need more information about our Aurora memory care community? Contact us today.

Back to Questions
sunshine retirement living logo

Sunshine Retirement Living retirement living and senior 50+ retirement communities with top assisted living and memory care facilities offering resort styled care facilities nationwide.