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    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.

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