Losing the ability to verbally communicate can be a frustrating and difficult issue for people with dementia, their families and caregivers. The person with dementia experiences a gradual decline in the ability to communicate, finding it increasingly difficult to understand others and to clearly convey needs.
There are many causes of dementia, each affecting the brain differently. Each person with dementia is unique: there is no “one size fits all” approach. Therefore, strategies for communicating are unique to each person.