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Ways to Talk with a Parent About Signs of Dementia

June 5, 2018

From the nextavenue website

It’s hard for adult children to watch parents decline in health as they age. It is even harder, for most of us, to talk with them about the changes we see. When the subject is something as frightening and sensitive as dementia, it can seem almost impossible.

“I think people are worried about hurting a family relationship or hurting someone’s feelings or upsetting people that they care about,” said Ruth Drew, director of family and information services at the Alzheimer’s Association.

But making the decision to broach the subject can help everyone — the parent and other loved ones — because it can lead to a diagnosis, Drew said.

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