How to Communicate with Alzheimer’s & Dementia | Ankeny, IA

Communicating effectively with someone struggling with Alzheimer’s or Dementia disease can be challenging. If you’re like most caregivers, you’re looking for the best advice and outcome available for yourself and your family. As your loved ones experience the physical and emotional effects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia stages, we know managing their symptoms can be puzzling. We wanted to provide the helpful tips to ensure you can have assurance that their safety, comfort, dignity and well-being remain intact. Journey Senior Living gives you peace of mind by providing the high quality care your loved ones deserve. Call or visit our community to learn how Journey can help.

Providing effective care for someone with any stage of Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be a challenge. We know that every person has a journey that is theirs and theirs alone, and we have found these ten helpful tips to aid in providing positive results when communicating. Please use these for your own personal situation, and of course share with another caregiver who is looking for guidance.

How to Communicate with Alzheimer's and Dementia



1. Never argue, instead agree

2. Never reason, instead divert

3. never shame, instead distract

4. Never lecture, instead reassure

5. Never say “Remember,” instead reminisce

6. Never say “I told you,” instead repeat/regroup

7. Never say “you can’t,” instead do what they can

8. Never command/demand, instead ask/model

9. Never condescend, instead encourage

10. Never force, instead reinforce


Journey Senior Living is proud to provide effective care for people struggling with Alheimer’s and
Dementia related illnesses. We help you understand how to communicate with Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Our communities specialize in providing the best Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our communities are always open for you to visit or call and obtain guidance when caring for a loved one.


How to Communicate with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

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