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You’ve got great social skills. You speak clearly and listen well. Everyone loves your engaging personality.

Even if you’re a dazzling raconteur, there’s one situation that’s especially tough to navigate: connecting with someone with dementia.

Different rules apply when you’re chatting with an individual who shows signs of dementia. If you’re unfamiliar with the disease, you may fall into traps that make matters worse.

Prepare to encounter speakers who repeat themselves (asking the same question every few minutes) and make illogical statements or faulty observations. Their emotions can swing wildly from moment to moment, leaving you wondering what could’ve triggered an angry outburst or crying spell.

If you’re a stickler for accuracy, it’s tempting to correct someone who misspeaks.

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Click the link below for the article:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/avoid-these-3-traps-when-talking-to-someone-with-dementia-2018-11-23

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