Solution Name: Social Interaction Program
Fostering Social Interactions
Dementia presents as a significant barrier to communication; therefore, the caregiver will need to learn how to interact with dementia patients.
It can be useful to create a positive mood.
This can be achieved with a facial expressions and tone of voice that reflects an upbeat attitude.
Dementia patients may be more willing to engage in activities at certain times of day, it helps to try and work around their schedule.
Depending on the stage of their illness
use simple sentences,
speak in a slow deliberate way.
Gain attention before speaking and reducing background distractions like TV.
Socializing outside of your family can be valuable as well.
It’s often useful to provide tailored or structured activities.
Be sure you consider their abilities, interests, and needs.
even something simple, like sharing a puzzle or game with another person to help maintain cognitive function.
Dementia and Social Interaction
Engaging with the environment helps form bonds with the individual around us.
It promotes health and general sense of wellbeing.
It can take some time to learn how to help encourage social interaction for a person with dementia.
But even a small effort can have a big impact on someone’s life.
Improve the quality of life of persons with dementia
Help the senior with dementia feel safe and comfortable.
Provide a relaxed environment and emotional support.
Add meaningful activities.
Add fun-filled activities.
Spend time relaxing with them and talking.