In Barcelona, Spain the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation's Program to Reinforce and Stimulate Memory and Health (REMS) created a “Decalogue” that explains how Alzheimer’s patients want to be treated. This article goes into further detail and includes a short video. For instance, they said: “Treat Me With Dignity, Include Me in Conversations, My Opinions Are Valid, If I Believe Something, Don’t Say It’s Not True, or Give Me a Few Minutes.” This information is important to your relationship, whatever it may be, with the Alzheimer’s patient in your life.
You may read the entire article on the Being Patient website at:
I highly recommend reading this wonderful article and viewing the accompanying video.
I cared for Mom for seven years and learned so much from my experiences with her and Alzheimer's.