Communicating with Older Adults with Dementia
About This Course
Communicating with older adults who have dementia can be quite a challenge. There are techniques, however, that can be used to effectively communicate with older adults who have dementia, even those who are severely cognitively impaired. It is important for you to know and follow these techniques for effective communication so you can better communicate with the older adults in your care. It is also important to know which actions can hinder communication.
In this course, you will learn how to understand the person with dementia by knowing them as an individual and recognizing common speech patterns, how persons with dementia use behaviors for communicating discomfort, and the communication strategies you can employ to ensure the person receives your message clearly.