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10 Things People With Dementia Wish Their Caregivers Knew

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Senior woman on a walk with her daughter outdoors.
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Man with his arms crossed.
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I can read your body language and tone of voice


Man putting money in his pocket.
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I think you’re stealing


Man giving a cup of coffee to his father with dementia.
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Don’t talk too fast but don’t treat me like a child


Senior man unhappy with his son's tone of voice.
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Your tone of voice upsets me


Senior man with dementia in pain from arthritis.
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I hurt but can’t tell you where or why so I act out


Man walking with his senior father.
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If you hurry me it slows me down


Pulling a tissue out of a box.
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My fingers need to do something because that calms me down


Senior and daughter
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I’m frightened because nothing is familiar


Woman attempting to understand her father with dementia.
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You won’t understand my world but you can try


Senior father laughing with his sons.
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You are wonderful and I love you


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