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How Do We Communicate With Elders Who Can't Express Their Needs?

...We need to remember that someone who cannot talk is very vulnerable. She can't say what feels good or what she doesn't like. So, if you are using touch as a means to communicate, you need to be very tuned in to body language. The same goes for providing communication through hearing. Many times the two are connected. Watch the person's body language carefully to see what you should continue, or what you should change.

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