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People with dementia can still enjoy having visitors.

Older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may still enjoy having visitors.

To help everyone have a positive experience when visiting someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, a little advance preparation goes a long way.

You can set visitors up for success by sharing some do’s and don’ts ahead of time and create a calm environment so your older adult can focus better.

Having a great visit and understanding more about dementia might even encourage family and friends to visit more often. We share 4 tips for planning successful visits and share essential do’s and dont’s that create a positive experience by helping family and friends know what to say and do.

4 Tips for Planning Visits Strategically

* Limit visitors to 1 or 2 people at a time. Too many people can be overwhelming.

* Schedule visits for the time of day when your older adult is usually at their best.

* Minimize distractions by keeping the environment calm and quiet. Turn off the TV or loud music and ask any non-visitors to go to another room.

* Send the do’s and don’ts list to your visitors ahead of time so they’ll have time to absorb the information.

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