10 Things Not to Say to a Person Living with Dementia
Providing care for someone who lives with any type of dementia — whether it’s Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy body, or any of the myriad incarnations — can be intimidating. We watch helplessly as someone we love changes dramatically in how they view the world, and in the words and actions that they can understand. These changes can lead to situations where we unintentionally say and do things that make life harder for everyone involved.
his list is only a start, but avoiding or rewording these questions and statements may improve your caregiving
1. “Do you remember?”
It seems natural to ask your dad who is living with Alzheimer’s about events from his past. However, doing so directly can be a problem. Why? Because he may not remember the event, but the expectation that he should remember could make him anxious. Instead…
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