Shannon Braun, director of ERS' Center for Memory Support and Inclusion, recently spoke with DD Farmer, household coordinator at Deupree Cottages, to learn her suggestions for ways to have pleasant conversations with people who are living with dementia.
Suggestions from DD Farmer and Shannon Braun
Among tips you'll see in this video of their conversation are the "3Rs" — helping them feel they are Right, Reassuring them, and finally, Redirecting the conversation.
Another helpful tip is use of Improv strategies, and also, using your imagination to find solutions to the struggle the person living with dementia is facing.
Here's the video.
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