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How Should I Respond When They Don’t Make Sense?

What to do when a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s doesn’t make sense Family members often ask me this question. Trying to talk with someone who is not making sense makes us very uncomfortable. There are two primary reasons for why a loved one who is experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s might say something nonsensical. An … Read more

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Is it Dishonest To Go Along with Altered Realities?

Dementia reality—accepting their reality When I talk with families or dementia caregivers about the need to recognize and accept the alterations to reality caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s, someone invariably expresses reluctance to be untruthful. Most of us find it difficult at first to go along with and support our loved ones’ confused beliefs about … Read more