Hello :) I’m a recent RN and I would like to ask a question, if possible. When caring for someone with dementia, if they believe we are their daughter, for example, should we engage in that dialogue or is it better for the patient to kindly orient him in the reality? From my experience, I realized it depends on the person but when the dementia is already advanced, I prefer to engage with their reality. Is this ok and how should we act in early-medium stages of dementia? Thank you so much :)

Never reorient anyone. Engage right in that reality and go along with what is being said. If you’re the daughter that day, don’t feel the need to correct it, just go with that flow.

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