“But won’t agreeing with their delusions make them sicker?”

‘What if my mom believes something that’s not true, and I keep embracing her reality… won’t that eventually make her more confused?’

You’ve probably already guessed this one, and the answer is NO.

There’s no scientific evidence that letting a person believe they are correct will make them worse. In fact, if you are constantly correcting a person about their beliefs, that actually will be a lot worse.

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