Dementia is a progressive disorder. Even if you’ve only noticed slight changes in your elderly loved one’s behaviour after a dementia diagnosis, there are likely to be further developments over time. Seniors with dementia commonly experience changes in their ability to communicate. Your loved one may have difficulty expressing thoughts and emotions and processing the words you speak. However, using body language instead of words may make a difference in the way your loved one understands each interaction. Here are a few of the ways nonverbal communication can enhance a senior’s quality of life when managing dementia.