MisUnderstanding Dementia: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all
This morning I received a message from one of my high school friends and she was telling me stuff that are not really nice at all for me.
They were not really pleasant at all.
She wanted to connect with me but she said bad stuff.
I got a little bit upset and irritated.
If you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say it at all.
This also applies to your dementia patients and to your loved ones.
If you say one negative word to your dementia patient, you have to counteract that by saying 5 positive words.
The brain works on whatever was the last word you said. Their brain will keep on remembering that.