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Using Five Senses to Communicate Better With Dementia Patients

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Annie Jacobsen is a Dementia care coach with CarePartners Living who helps families learn to communicate more effectively with those afflicted with dementia. She helps people find what capacities remain with a senior afflicted by dementia, to find connections where they can still be made. We rely on sound so much, but brain changes often affect language first, and sometimes their vision range lessens. Jacobsen describes how to optimize the five senses — sound, sight, touch, smell and taste — to improve communication.

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Originally published January 26, 2019

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