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The Importance of Communication with Dementia Patients

Communication is a way for people to share stories and experiences and is also crucial to ensure that the person with dementia is comfortable and safe. For example, effective communication can:

  • Reduce anxiety and confusion in your loved one
  • Tip you off to discomfort, pain, dental, or vision problems
  • Improve understanding and cooperation
  • Strengthen the bond between the person with dementia and caregivers