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dc.contributor.authorAstell, Arlene J.
dc.contributor.authorShoaran, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Maggie
dc.identifier.citationAstell , A J , Shoaran , S & Ellis , M 2022 , ' Using Adaptive Interaction to simplify caregiver's communication with people with dementia who cannot speak ' , Frontiers in Communication , vol. 6 , 689439 .
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dc.description.abstractCaregivers find it difficult to interact with people with dementia who have lost the capacity for speech. Adaptive Interaction is a simplified approach that uses the nonverbal fundamentals of communication to connect with people who can no longer speak. Here we present Adaptive Interaction as a method for equipping caregivers with these nonverbal skills to increase communication with the people they care for. Six caregivers were each paired with one individual with dementia and trained in Adaptive Interaction. After receiving training in Adaptive Interaction, caregivers identified more communicative behaviours in their interactions partners and engaged in more frequent positive social behaviours and meaningful actions during interactions. These findings suggest that it is possible to equip staff to use simplified communication based on nonverbal fundamentals to connect with people with dementia who can no longer speak.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 Astell, Shoaran and Ellis. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en
dc.subjectSocial isolationen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.titleUsing Adaptive Interaction to simplify caregiver's communication with people with dementia who cannot speaken
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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