The person with dementia is experiencing some behaviours and I would like to learn some strategies on how to help.
At some point in the disease process the person living with dementia may not be able to communicate with their words as they once did. Instead they begin to communicate in other ways, for example with behaviours. Learning how to respond appropriately to these behaviours will help the person living with dementia stay calm and reassured that some one is there to care for them. It can be a scary time for the person living with dementia and using reassuring words, and a calm manner will help. Long detailed responses, logical answers, shouting or telling the person "Don't worry" will not ease their already agitated state. This brochure will help you learn the appropriate responses.