Navigating the fog: Things to remember if a loved one has dementia

The best memories are worth fighting for.

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Photo by laurenmacneish.com

“Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they’re all individuals and they’re all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.” — Carey Mulligan

Since my gran’s diagnosis of dementia, I’ve learnt important lessons worth remembering. I’ve decided to pen five of these lessons in the hope that they might help you too.

Lesson one: Our loved ones benefit from our visits.

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Lesson two: It’s always okay to have some fun.

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Lesson three: Set realistic expectations.

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Lesson four: Let go of the guilt.

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Lesson five: Keep family members involved.

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Dementia sucks.

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Photo by Kamila Maciejewska on Unsplash

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Photographer and Writer. Based in Scotland. Using Medium for opinion pieces, marketing advice, and motivational articles. https://www.laurenmacneish.com/

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