10 things about Alzheimer’s to remember

If people with dementia shared their thoughts and feelings with us, these 10 things might be some of the many things they’d point out.

From Esther Heerema, MSW, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Expert at About.com


  • They are not guilty of their condition!
  • They deserve a little respect
  • They don’t need you to speak very loudly or too slowly
  • Boredom’s not a burden they should bear
  • They are scared and need reassurance
  • They might forget your name but not not your importance to them
  • Their nonverbal perception remains intact longer
  • Their behavior means something for them, however difficult it might look