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Infographic: 5 Tips for Understanding Dementia Behaviors

September 26, 2022

We aren’t born knowing how to communicate with a person with dementia—but we can learn. Improving your communication skills can ease the stress of caregiving and bring more joy and positivity to your relationship with your care recipient.

Our infographic “5 Tips to Communicate with Someone with Dementia” offers five practical strategies for communicating with someone with dementia. We show family caregivers how to use communication to:

  • Communicate more effectively with someone with dementia
  • Encourage cooperation
  • Respond positively when your care recipient is upset
  • Connect more deeply with the person you care for

Answers from experts in family caregiver support

“5 Tips to Communicate with Someone with Dementia” is based on our popular fact sheet on the same topic, and drawn from our 40+ years of experience supporting family caregivers and providers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

It’s part of a series of ten all-new infographics, each featuring bite-sized tips and helpful ideas on a variety of subjects related to family caregiving and working successfully with people with dementia.

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All our infographics—along with every resource on our website, are free to caregivers and providers everywhere.

When you share these with fellow family caregivers, you help us reach more people who may benefit from the support FCA provides. So, help us share the love!

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