He or she must be in the very early stages of dementia. Eventually, this person won’t realize that his or her memory is declining anymore. It’s important not to “remind” this person that her memory is declining, though. If she brings it up, it’s okay to acknowledge it. Otherwise, make sure you avoid talking about dementia.
What does it mean when the dementia patient notices that their memory is declining?
Rachael Wonderlin has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of two published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. She owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting company.
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