Alzheimer's Disease

7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Visiting Someone with Dementia


Don’t say do you remember?

Don’t Talk Around or Over Them

Take Your Cues from Body Language

Don’t Take It Personally

Don’t Assume You Are Not Being Understood

Don’t Say You Understand

Don’t Diminish Them

The Takeaway

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack


Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at