Caring for someone with dementia means big hugs and little white lies

A friend makes his mother identify old family photos, hoping to anchor her mind properly in spacetime. Another spends $1,000 a month feeding her father supplements touted to restore brain function in people with Alzheimer's. For my part, I've found that lots of hugs and little lies ease relationships with relatives living in dementia-altered reality.

As a caregiver, truly caring for someone may mean entering their world, rather than anchoring them to yours.


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