What should you not say to someone with Alzheimer’s?

Speaking to a person with Alzheimer’s disease is difficult and painstaking for almost everyone. Even the professional caregivers find it hard to strike a conversation and help people with conditions to live a normal life.

If you are dealing with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, the symptoms of memory loss and confusion in them may exhaust and irritate you soon. It is because most of the time the conversations do not make much sense and are inappropriate or uncomfortable enough to upset caregivers.

In such cases, it is important to never use harsh tones or argue with people having Alzheimer’s disease. Although experienced caregivers know this, it is not easy for family and friends to deal with people having Alzheimer’s disease.

Also, you must never ask people with Alzheimer’s disease to remember something. As people with this condition suffer from memory loss, they are unable to recall the past. If you put pressure on people with Alzheimer’s disease to remember the past, they may show aggression. In addition to this, you can also avoid asking questions that compel a person with this condition to remember their past.

Besides this, it is also important not to lose control even if someone with Alzheimer’s disease asks you the same question again and again. It will take patience but remember that forgetfulness is the main symptom of this disease. Moreover, you must never leave someone with Alzheimer’s disease unattended. They might lose their way home or meet with an accident.

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