Guiding Hand

The guiding hand will help you instil trust and guide or move a person with dementia.

  • Shake the person’s hand.
  • Gently slide your fingers upwards around their thumb.
  • Move to their right side and place your spare arm around their back.
  • You can then move and guide the person in a calm and gentle manner.
  • The guiding hand technique can also be used to assist a person into a vehicle.

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