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Compliments and Caregiving Tips

Build Trust and Rapport with Those with Alzheimer's

2014-03-06

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or related dementia?

Here’s a memory care tip from ActivCare Living: Compliments go a long way in building trust and rapport with those with Alzheimer’s.

With a big smile make honest and genuine compliments about appearance, clothing and hair styles.

As Dale Carnegie says "Nothing else so inspires and heartens people as words of appreciation. You and I may soon forget the words of encouragement and appreciation that we utter now, but the person to whom we have spoken them may treasure them and repeat them to themselves over a lifetime.”