New research indicates that 42% of people mistakenly think that once a person with dementia stops recognizing loved ones, they don’t benefit a lot from spending time with them.
The Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people to make a positive New Year’s resolution to spend time with people with dementia and help them take part in activities they enjoy to keep connected.
After Christmas, people with dementia and their carers may face long, dark days ahead until they next spend time socialising or getting out of the house. As the condition progresses, many people with dementia may find it difficult to recognise faces of friends and family members, but will still hold an ’emotional memory’ which means they continue to feel happy long after a visit or experience that they may have forgotten.
– Alzheimer’s Reading Room