Communication

Basics of effective communication with the memory-impaired


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Listen! 


Avoid Baby Talk - use normal adult speech


Use compliments and humor

(a lot, - but never at your companion’s expense)


Never argue, scold or criticize


Avoid: “Do you remember?” ... 


Use with care: “Do you want?”


Avoid using “NO!” 


Use Diversions and Apt Responses


Respect altered realities



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