One of our members sent this in to share, to remind us that when someone has Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia, the disease alters that person’s personality and they are not in control of what they say or how they behave. They may not recognise you at all or they may see you as someone threatening. They may express rage and frustration at their situation, real or imagined. It is essential to remember this and not take anything personally, for your own well-being and also for that of the patient.
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If you feel that it is getting too much, take Teepa Snow’s advice and step aside for a deep breath or two and regain control. Arguing with someone with Alzheimer’s or trying to reason with them is just not going to work so it is best to change the subject and move on. It’s very true. But when you love your mother so much and you can see a change that not like her it’s heart breaking. My eyes do see My ears to hear I am still me Don’t let ME go! I love my Mummy but I miss her even though she’s still here . God Bless all the carers keep strong .