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10 Top Tips For Communicating With Someone With Dementia

December 7, 2017 11:03 am

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be quite challenging for most families. The tips posted below can be extremely helpful for family, friends or carers when trying to communicate with the person who has dementia. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less stressful and will likely improve the relationship with your loved one. Set a positive mood for interaction- your attitude and body language communicate your feelings stronger than your words. Try speaking in a pleasant manner with a softer tone of voice and positive facial expressions to convey your message. Get the persons attention- when you need to speak, keep distractions to a minimum. Try turning off the TV and closing the curtains. Before beginning...

Act FAST: Stroke Awareness Month 2017

May 2, 2017 2:04 pm

What is a stroke? A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Without blood your brain cells can be damaged or die. This damage can have different effects, depending on where it happens in your brain. A stroke can affect the way your body works as well as how you think, feel and communicate. What are the different types of strokes? Ischaemic stroke – This is the most common type and when there is a blockage that cuts of blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic stroke – This is caused by a bleeding around the brain Transient ischaemic attack or TIA – also known as a mini-stroke. It is...