DailyCaring.com has a great piece this week about non-verbal communication with people with dementia. Sometimes our words are misunderstood, and body language can say far more. Take a moment to read more (link to article is below) about the 6 nonverbal communication techniques that can make caregiving easier with your residents:
- Be patient and calm
- Keep voice, face and body relaxed and positive
- Be consistent
- Make eye contact and respect personal space
- Use gentle touch to reassure
- Observe their nonverbal reactions
Have a great week!