If a person is finding any kind of conversation too difficult, they may use non-verbal communication. As dementia progresses, this may become the main way a person communicates. You might find these tips for communicating non-verbally useful.
Here are other useful organisations that can provide more information and support about good communication with a person with dementia.
From the April 2015 issue of our magazine, our Ask an expert column looks at how a speech and language therapist can help when a person with dementia has swallowing problems.