Sunday, January 10, 2016

Ten Tips

From my friend Susan: Ten excellent things to remember when dealing with someone who has memory loss problems be it old age, Dementia, or Alzheimer's!


  1. While not prone to violence, I have a terrible urge to slap anybody who says to a person with dementia, "Do you remember me?" I once said to a woman who asked that of an elderly lady at a church event, "Just tell her who you are." Rude, but it kept me from slapping the offending woman.

    When my nephew used to ask my sister if she knew me, I would quickly give her a hug and whisper my name in her ear. She would look at me and say, "Yes!" Such a simple solution.

    1. Amazing that it is so obvious to some and not to others?

  2. Thanks for sharing Michael, and yes, Jean, you and me both!


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