Jun 2, 2012

Dementia Speak, Why No is Just the Easiest Word to Say

In the video below you will notice that Dotty is still saying NO even as she has her feet in the water at the pool. Still says no she is not going in, even though she is already in.


Dotty

Dotty once explained to me that when she said NO, she didn't really mean NO. She went on to explain, it is just the easiest word to say.


You will also notice she says NO, all the way to the pool.

I learned, thanks to Dotty, that the word NO is not very meaningful in #Alzheimer's World.

In fact, I learned how to ignore it, and lead with a smile, my hand, and mouth shut.

And, away we went.





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