Make your facial expression pleasant when appropriate. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, the physical act may boost your own mood. Smiling can also reflect itself in your voice. Unless the situation is better suited to a compassionate expression, smile. When appropriate, try humor. Sharing gentle humor can make someone’s day.
View slideshow on HealthCentral for more on how you can communicate better with frail elders:
Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook
Egosan wants to help you live your life fully: Try Egosan premium underwear for discrete, dignified protection. For 20% off your first order, use promo Code: 20CareGivers.