Support - Language

Word findings difficulties, such as those Dr Zheng has been experiencing, often occur earlier in the course of dementia in people who currently speak a language that is not their primary language.

His family, friends and others involved in his care are therefore given advice on communication.

Which of the following would you consider to be very important in communicating with Dr Zheng? Please select your response/s and submit your answer to obtain feedback.
Give him plenty of time to talk and encourage him to stay calm
Help by finishing his sentences for him if he is having trouble and frequently reinforcing instructions
Remind him what he canít do any more, so that he doesnít try to do these things and then get upset
Minimise distractions or background noise
Correct errors, such as recall of a past event, to ensure orientation