Communication and Care Partnering

Part 1: Communication and the Brain

Dementia gradually reduces a person's ability to communicate. Communication with a person with dementia requires patience, understanding and good listening skills.

A first step toward effective communication is to understand how dementia affects the communication centres of the brain.

It may be helpful to imagine the brain of a person without dementia as a solid, stable highway system, just like the one illustrated in the video below.

The Brain as a Highway System

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