What to expect when caring for someone with dementia

Yes, it’s hard having to say “no” a lot. Of course, there are good reasons to feel you must do so. People with dementia often want to do things that are unsafe or beyond their current abilities or that are simply inappropriate, ill-timed, or not feasible. And they lack the cognitive wherewithal to understand that these wishes aren’t always possible. Your goal: to preserve an upbeat, encouraging mood while still managing to set the limits the situation demands.

>>See 10 alternative ways to say “no.”

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