The ABC's of Dementia
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Learning to Appreciate Behavioral Communication in Dementia
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Behavioral Communication

What is it, and Why Would We Appreciate It?

Behavior is often the only way people with dementia can communicate their feelings and needs. When we can understand it, we can better connect and help them live up to their best potential.

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Telephone Tactics

Tricks of the Trade

The telephone can be a fantastic tool in dementia care! It can be an easy and effective way to distract, motivate or comfort people – right when it's needed!

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Recognizing Pain in Dementia

Pain often goes unrecognized in people with dementia, mistaken for "behavioral problems".  When pain is at the root of the problem, treating the pain will alleviate the behavior.

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Reality is Not What You Think

"Reality" is tricky business - whether or not we happen to have dementia - although it's even trickier if we do! Understanding the basics of how our brains interpret input to create our individual perception of reality can help us better support those living with dementia.

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What to Do When You Don't Know What to Say to Someone with Dementia

Many times we don't know what to say to somebody with dementia. Maybe we can't understand their garbled speech, or they're asking about something in their own reality. If we pay attention to their intent, feelings and needs we can better connect, communicate and meet them where they need us to be.

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Read all about Appreciating Behavioral Communication in Dementia at the full blog

These videos are based on articles found in the ABC Dementia blog, which focuses on Appreciating Behavioral Communication in Dementia (and ourselves).

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