The best advice you ever got?
Everyone on this board seems like they have a lot to share. I wanted to know the best advice you ever got about dealing with someone with dementia.
I’ll go first.
A nurse once told me that it was O.K. to fib to my dad to lessen his anxiety. He used to get upset when I was leaving and so I started telling him that I just had to run to the store and would be back in 5 minutes, when really I wouldn’t be back for several days. He was very forgetful and didn’t have a sense of time so this seemed to appease him. My mom has also done with this him when he is looking for relatives that have passed, like his own parents.
It seems cruel at first until you realize that the TRUTH is difficult to understand sometimes and might hurt of upset them more.