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  • Author : Dec
  • support : 5
  • Topic : Something’s not right
2019-07-11T09:49:04+00:00
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It sounds tough @Shaz51 @greenpea 

 

My Dad lost his vison and short term memory but he didn't have dementia

 

Seeing as he wasn't my responsibility I just enjoyed him and reminded him of the great times in the past and we would both laugh about the memories we shared and it was fun

 

But hard for my mother and my sister who didn't think it was funny at all but that was their problem - not mine - and I am glad to have those thoughts now that he has been gone for 8.5 years

 

So I would say it's better not to suggest to the elders that they have dementia even if they do - better to say they have a common problem - short term memory lost - and if you can - enjoy the past that they remember so well

 

But all the best with that

 

Dec

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