When talking to someone with dementia, don’t argue – agree.


When talking to a person with any kind of dementia:

Agree with the patient rather than argue. Distract rather than try to reason. No one is perfect so try not to shame that person.  Reassure rather than lecture . Avoid saying; ‘Do you remember?’ Reminisce rather.

My late husband remained my best friend even after he became ill. He was a man full of love and quiet wisdom who accompanied and supported me throughout the ups and downs of our lives. t was my turn to take care of him.

 

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One thought on “When talking to someone with dementia, don’t argue – agree.

  1. Kitt O'Malley

    Thank you for this loving compassionate advice. My father has dementia. Painful for everyone, him and those who love him. Frustrating and enraging for him to not understand what is going on.

    Reply

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