Communicate with the Elderly: Questions to Start With

Communication is vital to our daily lives as it connects us to other people and our surroundings. Without it, a human relationship cannot survive and thrive. This is why Peachtacular Home Health Care, provider of Senior Home Care in Vancouver, values communication to nourish relationships. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to dive into a deep conversation with someone?

According to research led by Dr. Hikoro Dodge, conversations have a way to stir multiple cognitive functions. But not only do conversations and other forms of communication stimulate cognitive skills. It also reaps positive social and emotional well-being, particularly benefiting the elderly.

It’s not merely about talking but listening and experiencing something with your senior loved ones. Some types of strong communication are eye contact, listening, and intentional engagement. Unfortunately, this day and age have lost its touch on human communication. Instead of having memorable conversations in family dinners, most people prefer looking down at their gadgets. The type of conversations seniors may get bombarded with are words of commands or assumptions when reminding them to take their medication or dictating their daily routine. Allow Grandma or Grandpa to feel a high level of respect and independence. Starting a conversation with them will boost their memory and mood. If you don’t know where to start, try these topics…

  1. What was your childhood like?
  2. How did you meet your significant other?
  3. Is there anything you want to change in your younger years?
  4. What are your best memories?
  5. What did you learn in your young professional life that you want me to learn?
  6. What do you want to do today?

Whether you are a grandchild, a son or daughter, or a caregiver, make every moment count by communicating effectively and meaningfully with your senior loved one. Our Home Health Care in Vancouver, BC, puts great regard on both social and physical needs of your senior loved one. We love to compassionately care for and communicate with your family member. Consider us as your senior loved one’s second family. We’d be most delighted to be of service. Call us!

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