16 Things I Would Want, If I Get Dementia

1. If I get dementia, I want my friends and family to embrace my reality. If I think my spouse is still alive, or if I think we’re visiting my parents for dinner, let me believe those things. I’ll be much happier for it.

2. If I get dementia, I don’t want to be treated like a child. Talk to me like the adult that I am.

3. If I get dementia, I still want to enjoy the things that I’ve always enjoyed. Help me find a way to exercise, read, and visit with friends.

4. If I get dementia, ask me to tell you a story from my past.

– Alzheimer’s Reading Room

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