10 Things Not to Say to a Person Living with Dementia

Wheelchair10_Things_Not_to_Say_as_a_Caregiver_for_a_Person_Living_with_Dementia-iStock-879005182Providing 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. This list is only a start, but avoiding or rewording these questions and statements may improve your caregiving partnership.

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10 Things Not to Say to a Person Living with Dementia