It’s not only what you say but how you say it that makes all the difference when communicating with people with Alzheimer’s disease. Facial expressions and body language count.
As the brain disorder progressively causes people to lose the ability to communicate, remember and make sense of the environment, they may repeat questions, and find it harder to speak and understand. As their skills decline, the importance of how caregivers communicate—verbally and non-verbally—increases.
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