Caring for someone with dementia: changes in communication

Each person’s experience of dementia is unique, but it can often change the way a person communicates. This information kit helps you understand changes in communication and develop strategies to respond.

You can read or watch the information online, download the information to your desktop, or print them out to read later.

Good communication tips

Practical tips on listening and talking to people with dementia.

Watch video

Helpful approaches to communication

Communication strategies from experts and people with lived experience.

Watch video


This help sheet is about changes in communication that dementia can cause and ways to help.

Read the help sheet

Therapies and communication

This help sheet describes therapy and communication approaches families and carers can try.

Read the help sheet

Dementia Australia Library Service

Our national library service provides access to a comprehensive collection of print and digital resources about dementia.

Visit the library

Let's talk

Good communication tips for talking to people with dementia.

Read let's talk brochure


We’re here to provide the support you need, anywhere in Australia.

Get support


Programs suited to support the needs of people living with dementia, families and carers, health professionals and general community.

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If you have questions about any of the information included in this kit, you can:

Call the National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500

Request a callback using the helpline form

Chat online: helpline webchat

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