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Simple Answers to Simple Questions

Posted Oct 17 2008 5:52pm
Last night, after giving Muddear her nighttime medication, she asked...

"Is there a light on in here?"
"Is there a fire in the fireplace?"
"No, there is no fireplace in your room."
"Oh, that's good to know."

Sometimes, it's easier to go along with the program than to provide long explanations with the hope of bringing clarity. An explanation tonight, is forgotten tomorrow. A disagreement last night is like a dream the next day. Preserving dignity for your loved one at the moment, is more important than being right.

Being a caregiver for someone with dementia continues to instill patience and wisdom within me.
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