How truthful should we be with someone who has dementia or any form of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Changes in memory are part of the aging process. It is when it interferes with the day-to-day tasks that it becomes a cause for concern. Seeing the doctor for a checkup and following his advice for testing will help determine how to proceed.
As we age, we are all too familiar with the fact that we become forgetful. I don’t see any reason to share the words Dementia or Alzheimer’s with your loved one. They are probably the two words that all seniors fear the most. I will share a conversation I had with my mother when she started to realize she was becoming more forgetful.