Alzheimer’s Communication Tips

Mar 7, 2022 | Blog

10 Alzheimer’s Communication Tips

The way we communicate with and approach someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia can have a significant impact on behavior and disposition – positive or negative. Obviously, we want the outcome of any interaction to be positive. These 10 Communication Tips are good to keep handy as a reminder when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Never . . .                                    Instead . . .

ARGUE                                       AGREE

REASON                                    DIVERT

SHAME                                      DISTRACT

LECTURE                                  REASSURE

say “REMEMBER”                     REMINISCE

say “I TOLD YOU”                      REPEAT/REGROUP

say “YOU CAN’T”                       do what they CAN

COMMAND/DEMAND                ASK/MODEL

CONDESCEND                          ENCOURAGE

FORCE                                       REINFORCE

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