Communicating with an older person who has dementia can be challenging. This guide, rich with interactive features and written by gerontology professionals who have worked daily with the dementia population, is for anyone who works with or talks to older persons. In a compact, concise format, it introduces the types of diseases and conditions that cause dementia, describes how language skills are affected, and provides 10 strategies to aid in successful communication. It can be used by family members, caregivers and health care professionals looking to improve interactions and also can be used as a training tool. Review questions and exercises are included.