ABC Dementia 
Communication in

A blog about non-verbal communication in people with dementia.

Written especially for professional caregivers and others working with people with dementia.

ABC Dementia can also offer valuable tips and information for anybody who loves someone with dementia.

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Welcome to ABC Dementia!

By Laura Herman, Elder and Dementia Care Professional
April 30, 2020

I have always loved elderly people, and the confused ones have always been my very favorites!

I have worked as an elder care professional for over twenty years in capacities ranging from frontline care, activity therapy, care coordination, administration, family support and staff education. Most of that time I have specialized in memory care.

Over the years I have learned that, not only do I love elders with dementia, I also love sharing information with those who care for them. I like helping to ease the experience and enhance quality of life.

Also, I love writing, so 1+1+1 = this blog!

I plan to focus mainly on behavioral communication, namely deciphering what our loved ones are trying to tell us with their behavior.

(I will probably not be able to resist sneaking in a few other tips and general info about dementia care here and there as well!)

Please let me know if you have any questions or topics you'd like me to cover. I'd be glad to help.


Behavioral Communication

What it is and Why Would we Appreciate It?

Telephone Tactics

Tricks of the Trade

"You're Such an Idiot!"

Recognizing Pain in Dementia

Reality is Not What you Think

It's What you Believe it Is

Wipe that Dopey Grin off Your Face!

What to do when you don't know what to say to someone with dementia

Appreciating Behavioral Communication in Ourselves

Behavioral communication is not exclusive to dementia



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