Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Dementia Caregiver Web Support


Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge

Session 5 Review

dementia caregiver web support logo

Congratulations! You’ve completed Session 5 of the Web Support Project, things that have to do with communication. Let’s review some important tips regarding communication!

  1. Just because your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it does not mean they no longer have a say over things. Try not to speak for him/her, especially during a conversation with the healthcare provider.
  2. Be patient when communicating with a person diagnosed with dementia. Remember that non-verbal communication is important too.
  3. Some people with dementia may need written instructions or reminders to complete everyday tasks.
  4. If your loved one isn’t aware that he/she has dementia, you should respect the person’s right to know. Consider whether telling him/her about the diagnosis will cause undue stress for your loved one.
  5. If your loved one has been diagnosed with early stage dementia, he/she may enjoy being a part of future planning.
  6. Consider sharing a dementia diagnosis with family and friends, rather than keeping it a secret. Increasing your circle means increasing the support for you and your loved one with dementia.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us.