My father with dementia will ramble on and on about things that dont make sense. Is this normal?

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Hi, thanks for writing in. Yes, that’s pretty normal, especially in moderate to later stages of dementia. He probably has no idea he’s rambling, but instead just thinks he’s communicating normally–which is a good thing! Did this just start or has it been slowly getting worse?

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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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