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Support in Spain


Registered User
May 29, 2006
I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this request. I have recently started to help at the local Alzheimer's day centre here in Spain. Most of the patients are Spanish and all the staff are Spanish with very limited English; but I assist with the 3 English patients. One patient is profoundly deaf as well as in mid stage dementia. Can you advise any strategies to improve my communication with her, she does not wear a hearing aid. thank you.


Registered User
Jul 20, 2011
You can write - some people retain their reading ability for a long time and see if she can also write

You can use picture charts - there are some on the internet that they use in hospitals post stroke to help people communicate or you can just google little pics and make up your own charts

or you can contact Action on Hearing Loss (previously the RNID)
http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk and ask for their help - they are very good

How do her family communicate with her? Is there one person who understands how to communicate with her who can help you?

hope this helps, good luck, do post if you would like any more help