Communication and Care Partnering
Communication and Care Partnering

Part 3: Verbal vs Non-Verbal Communication

Communication is BOTH verbal and non-verbal.  Both means of communication are important, but non-verbal communication becomes an even more valuable tool when dealing with memory issues.  

Watching other people and their body language helps us to understand a conversation better, as so much of our language can have different meanings depending on how it is stated.

Here’s a look at the detailed differences between verbal and non-verbal communication.  Download and print a copy of the activity sheet.  Take a few moments to review the information.

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For reflection...

After you've read the activity sheet, take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions.  Feel free to make some notes.

  • What stood out to you as you read the information? What surprised you?
  • What does all this mean for you as a care partner?
  • Now that you've reviewed the activity sheet, what will you continue to do in your role as a care partner?  What will you stop or do differently?


More Learning Resources

Communication - Day to Day Series

Enhancing Communication: A By Us For Us Guide