A gesture speaks a thousand words

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This case study’s aim was to use life history work in combination with an individualised tool called SPECAL Observational Tracking (SPOT) to identify gestures which people with dementia used to punctuate, accentuate and supplement their verbal communication.


This forms part of the Dementia Best Practice Repository in showcasing best practice for dementia care in the diagnosing well part of the dementia well pathway.