Communication and People with Dementia

Dementia gradually destroys the areas of the brain responsible for sending and receiving messages, making communication difficult. There are guidelines that you can follow to ensure effective communication with persons with dementia, even those who have severe cognitive impairments. In this course, you will learn how to understand the person with dementia by knowing them as an individual and recognizing common speech patterns, how persons with dementia use behaviors for communicating discomfort, and the communication strategies you can employ to ensure the person receives your message.

Learning Objectives

  • Give two examples of common communication changes people with dementia exhibit.
  • Describe how knowing the person with dementia as an individual, not as a disease, promotes effective communication.
  • Describe the techniques for communicating more effectively with people with dementia.

Additional Information

Relias LLC
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC


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