Breaking Down Elderspeak, VA Garland 

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If you have a senior loved one that you look after, have you ever taken a step back to think about how you speak to them? In other words, do you speak to seniors the same way you speak to everyone else, or do you change the way you speak to seniors in particular? If you change the way you speak to seniors, you are probably using elderspeak. Visiting Angels Garland explains how elderspeak is a unique speech pattern that is used for seniors. It is similar to baby talk. Furthermore, using elderspeak can be harmful to seniors. 

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