Crisis Prevention Inc.`s certified instructor, Beverley Moore posted a blog on May 10, 2016, 12 Ways to Create an Empowering Dementia Environment. Here are a few tips:
Speak face to face, no more that three feet away from the person. Being on her left side helps activate her social right brain.
Do not argue; you will lose.
Validate the emotion you hear (“You sound afraid”)
Orient (“Bruce it’s Monday morning; timne for breakfast.”)
Offer choices (no more than two); it empowers.