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.
Rachael Wonderlin is an internationally-recognized dementia care expert and consultant. She has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of two published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. Rachael owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting and education company.
Get the FREE “16 Things” poster!
16 Things I Would Want If I Got Dementia
Get the FREE “16 Things” poster for your personal use—or better yet—your dementia care community’s staff break room!
I wrote this poem years ago, but to date, it’s the most popular piece I’ve ever created.