“Tell me more about that”
These words can be used effectively in your daily conversation with a person who has Dementia. It will bring you to their reality in the moment. Here is just one example in how it can be used;
Person with Dementia says to you; “Where is my Mother”? You respond; “Tell me more about her”
This allows the person to talk about Mom as she remembers her in that moment. It might be a memory of working in the garden together or caring for Mom when she was aging. Listening to the person sharing the memory is a powerful connection and hopefully will bring peace of mind.