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Friday, January 22, 2016

More sensory ideas for those who are non verbal with dementia

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We want to Include a non verbal person with dementia in the conversation in some way
Here are a few ways to do it
Say," I know (non verbal person's name) likes (whatever.) I can tell by his/her smile." or
Give an expected answer and say that is what (the non verbal person) would say if he/she could talk
Then gently squeeze the non verbal peron's hand or rub his back.
You may want to give this person a sensory object to hold.
Studues have shown that doing this will ground this type of person and actually can arouse him/her if the person os lethatgic or calm his/her down if mild agitation is present
What kinds of objects can you  use?

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