Aug 15, 2015

Embracing the reality of someone living with dementia

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From Dementia by Day a blog by Rachael Wonderlin.
Embracing someone’s reality who has dementia means that you recognize that he or she no longer lives in the same world that we do. When you’re telling her “the truth” you’re really only telling her OUR truth. People with dementia live in a different world than we do. It’s not about lying, it’s about getting in with her reality.

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