Think of "Entering Their Reality" as a gentle and kind approach to delivering truth with dignity
People with dementia DO feel pain. They may be unable to tell you in words, but they are communicating in other ways!
"I don't need to take that medication. There is nothing wrong with me." Sound familiar? 1. Are the Medications ABSOLUTELY Necessary? At least once a week I'm on the phone with a family caregiver dealing with that issue. One of the first things I talk about is which meds we can safely stop. Did you…
Continue reading ➞ 3 Ways to Get a Person with Dementia to Take Their Medications
This blog builds on information covered in some other blogs: Care refusals based on fear Preventing care-resistant/care refusal behavior Handling care refusals in real time In this blog, I will show you how to tailor these general approaches to specific situations where you may have, or have already encountered, care refusals or resistance. "Let's Get Dressed"…
Continue reading ➞ Helpful Hints for Handling Refusals: Dressing
10 ways to get around "no" and "I already did that"!
You can prevent care refusals by allowing as much self-care as possible and treating the person with dementia like an adult.
People with dementia experience fear differently from you and me. This blog explains why and provides ways for caregivers to handle this overactive fear response.\