Behaviour in dementia – an alternative view

Many so-called ‘behaviours that challenge’ may simply be normal responses to challenging situations. The behaviour may not be the real problem, but it may indicate underlying distress. That’s what we should be trying to ‘manage’.

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Is honesty always the best policy?

Telling 'the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth' is not always appropriate in dementia care. When facts slip away, leaving only feelings behind, those feelings become far more important than the facts.

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