Conversation Starters for Those with Alzheimer's / Dementia

Often finding a topic of conversation that will spark the interest of an individual with Alzheimer's / Dementia can be a challenge.  Helping them relate in a way that is meaningful to them can assist them to feel more engaged socially and emotionally.  Below are a few conversation starters to try...

Some Memories Never Fade

What was the happiest moment of your life?

Do you remember any fads from your youth?  Popular hairstyles?  Clothes?

What are you most proud of?

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