Alzheimer's Habilitation Know the Language

 

Skills:
We Need to Know the Language

Module 4:
Communication

Section A

Is there communication going on here?

How can we tell?

Who is communicating in this picture?

How can we tell?

What You’ll Learn

Recognize 2 examples of non-verbal communication

Identify 3 rules of good communication

Recognize 2 ways we can help with
communication difficulties

Identify 2 Do’s and Don’ts of good communication 

 

What is Non-Verbal Communication?

Along with using words, Communication is what we “say” without using language. This includes:

Body language, like our facial expressions, eye movement, gestures, or posture

The loudness, or speed or pitch of our voice

Often, we don’t think about what we communicate with our body language

Rules of Good Communication

Approach from the front

Make eye contact with them

Call the person by name

Tell them who you are

 

Communication Difficulties

Have difficulty finding words

May use wrong word or create a new one

Easily lose their train of thought

Lose ability to read and write

May revert to their native
language

Eventually unable to speak

We Can Help By:

Limit distractions

Show interest and be supportive

Offer comfort and reassurance

Be patient; give time to respond

Offer a guess

More Tips for Good Communication



 

What did we
talk about today?
Let’s review…

Non-Verbal Communication

What we “say” without using language

Body language, like our facial expressions, eye movement, gestures, or posture

The loudness,
or speed or pitch
of our voice