Aphasia and Dementia

January 20, 2024
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Bre'anna Wilson
August 18, 2023
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  1. Use simple, clear language and avoid using figurative language or idioms.
  2. Speak slowly and clearly, using a normal tone of voice.
  3. Use gestures and facial expressions to help convey meaning.
  4. Repeat or rephrase the question or request if the person does not understand.
  5. Use visual aids, such as pictures or written words, to help convey meaning.
  6. Allow the person extra time to process what you are saying and to respond.
  7. Encourage the person to use whatever means of communication they are able to, such as gestures, writing, acting out, or using a communication board.
  8. Avoid interrupting or finishing the person's sentences for them.
  9. Use context clues, such as the person's facial expressions and body language, to help understand their needs and preferences.
  10. Be patient and understanding, and try not to get frustrated or upset if the person has difficulty expressing themselves.

Note: Bambu Care has a printable communication board available under the Paw Pass of the Treehouse.

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