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BedWomaniStock_000016132638Small...Speak calmly and gently, letting the person know that you are approaching. Continue with a gentle, caring tone even if the person is upset or agitated. The more calm you seem the more calming you will be to your loved one. Edgy or sarcastic tones will be picked up even if the words are neutral or loving.

View the slideshow on HealthCentral to learn more about how to communicate with older adults who are declining cognitively:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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