HOW TO TALK TO SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S: USE SHORT, DIRECT SENTENCES

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Communication changes when someone has Alzheimer’s

When someone has Alzheimer’s or dementia, changes in their brain cause a decline in their ability to listen and respond to normal conversation.

So, that might leave you wondering how to talk to someone with Alzheimer’s.

It turns out that speaking in short, direct sentences is a way to communicate that’s more comfortable for them. 

With less information to process, they’re more likely to understand what you’re saying and respond appropriately.

We explain why this technique works and share 4 real-life examples of how to communicate kindly while using fewer words.


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