Conversation is interactive communication between two or more people.
Today I visited a friend with advanced Alzeimhers’ disease and told him about a meeting I had on Monday with an academic consultant whom I felt I had inadvertently intimidated. My friend used to run international training groups and had clearly been very highly thought of.
I cannot recall words spoken, except the ‘bobbly bits’, ‘plates’, ‘two and sixpences’ and Humpty Dumpty. However I came away inspired and informed.
If we examine the meaning of conversation and pay attention to the definition given above perhaps more conversations with those with differing dementias can help develop our socialisation.
Just a thought