Target audience: caregivers/family members and also those in the health field.
Purpose: to provide practical advice and tools for enriching the lives of loved ones and clients, to provide a way to establish a bond, and to enable the reader/facilitator to feel more confident and relaxed during these interactions, to lessen their stress and anxiety. This can be multigenerational - everyone can enjoy the story. This helps the person with memory loss to relax; the focus is off of them.
Dementia is progressive and fluid. What works one day may not the next. What one person latches onto, another may not. It's fun to explore together.
Ways to communicate with a person with dementia