Jun 2, 2012

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

... and doesn't really have meaning in Alzheimer's World.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

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.

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 she is not going in, even though she is already in.

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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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,511 articles with more than 297,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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