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  • Losing the ability to communicate can be frustrating and difficult for people with dementia, their families and carers.
  • Positive communication can help a person with dementia maintain their dignity and self-esteem.
  • A caring attitude, use of appropriate body language and maintaining the right environment are all important aspects of communication.
  • Alternative communication approaches you can try include validation therapy, music therapy, reminiscence and a This is your life book.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2014