Talking to someone with dementia can be a challenge in itself. It’s a result of the nerve cell damage in their brain and affects the areas of understanding, verbal expression, repetition, and reading and writing. Communicating with them needs you to have belief, creativity, understanding, patience and skills to effectively communicate with them.
- Belief that regardless of what state they are in, every person has the ability and maintains a sense of self that can still be reached.
- Providers of personal care in North Carolina also need creativity in expressing your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and message.
- Understanding of not only the effects of the disease in their communication skills, but also in their comprehension and focus when speaking with someone.
- Caregivers in our home care in Jacksonville, North Carolina, have patience to move at a pace of the elderly patient with dementia. They are trained to slow down, listen, watch, and wait for response, and repeat a phrase.
- Skills to convey message or feelings effectively
Investing your time and effort is really important in dementia care. To know more about how to care for someone with dementia, contact Changing Lives Homecare, provider of different non-medical home care services.