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 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.

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