If there is someone in your community who is living with dementia, look for opportunities for humour and ways to laugh together, if it is appropriate. Take time to find things you may have in common and ask questions which could lead to an inclusive conversation, such as ‘what made you want to move to this town?’
If the person living with dementia is in the later stages of dementia or has difficulty communicating, there can still be moments of joy. Look out for those moments when the person can engage with you or can react to things around them such as a favourite smell or food, and explore the world through a different perspective. There are also activities which can spark joy such as listening to music or looking at photos.