How people with dementia communicate will change over the course of the disease. For example, people with dementia might ask the same questions over and over, or say things that don't make sense.
Family and others close to the person with dementia can connect with them by using different approaches. For example, communication might:
As people with dementia have more trouble talking, they often use emotions and actions to communicate. For example, a person with dementia who seems angry might be communicating that they are in pain or feel sick, scared or sad.
Even when people with dementia have trouble communicating or seem not to respond, they benefit from others interacting with them.