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How can caregivers communicate with people with dementia?

Caregivers need to learn how to communicate with people with dementia because their language function, their understanding of language, their overall understanding of the environment changes when dementia progresses. Caregivers need to use simple sentences and they need to look the person in the eyes when they are talking. Caregivers have to make sure that they control their tone because when people start having difficulty understanding, they go by understanding the tone of the person who's speaking to them.

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