What might you see? Problems finding good topics for conversation Problems keeping up when topics change in a conversation Introducing a new topic abruptly Problems staying focused on or engaged with a topic How can you help? Pick topics that your family member enjoys. Ask about their interests and opinions. Clarify new topics as they come up. Ask how their comment relates to the topic. Tell your family member you are confused or getting lost in the conversation. Gently and consistently alert your family member if they are bringing up a topic that may be offensive to others.