Dementia can affect your loved one's ability to communicate and go about their daily life.
Learn about the different ways a person in the different stages of dementia talks to others, and how you can respond when communicating with them. You can also learn about ways to keep them engaged in everyday activities, using a daily routine, to keep them mentally and physically active.
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Here are some ways dementia affects your loved one's ability to communicate with you and others.
Dementia can affect your loved one's ability to communicate. They may communicate or interact with people differently than before.
Consider these tips when communicating with them:
Use different senses as a form of communication with your loved one
Simplify what you say
Treat your loved one with dignity and respect
Your loved one may have difficulties in performing their usual tasks as dementia progresses, so designing a daily routine is a good way to provide them with some structure. Planning activities they enjoy can be helpful in reducing agitation and improving your loved one's mood.
Keep your loved one mentally and physically active with suitable activities, so that they can feel happy and productive. In addition, people respond differently to various activities, so you should try them out and see which works best.
The important thing is to give them an enjoyable experience.
The outcome and product of the activity come second.
Here are some suggested activities to suit a lifestyle coping with dementia
Art & Craft
Holistic Engagement and Activities with a Reassuring Touch
Reminiscing with Photos
Learn more about Dementia.
All About Dementia
If your loved one has dementia, you will notice changes in their behaviour. Caregivers like yourself may find it difficult to cope with these challenges.
Dementia affects not only your loved one's ability to remember, but can cause them to behave differently. In certain cases, behaviour linked to dementia, such as aggression or wandering, can be a cause for concern.
Here are some tips, prepared in handy PDF formats, for caregivers on how they can offer care to their loved ones who wish to continue staying in the community and enjoy their regular activities.
Learn about the different ways a person in the different stages of dementia talks to others, and how you can respond when communicating with them.
Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
Keeping track of your loved one’s signs and symptoms of dementia can help you identify the condition’s progression.
Dementia affects 1 in 10 people aged 60 and older. As our population ages quickly, dementia is an issue we cannot ignore
How You Can Play A Part
Here are some different roles individuals and organisations can play to make Singapore and communities more supportive for persons with dementia and their loved ones.
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