communication

  1. M

    How do I talk to her?

    So my gran was diagnosed with short term memory loss and mixed dementia about a year ago. She has gradually got worse.....we take care of her as a family but we all have different ideas on what’s best for her. No one knows how to respond to her for example when she says “are you going to take...
  2. jenniferjean

    Gradually understanding what he can't do

    While out shopping this morning my husband wanted some flowers, so I bought a bunch. He carried them home while I pulled my shopping trolley. When we reached home he asked me where he should put the bunch of flowers. As I was pulling the trolley into the kitchen I just looked up and said "lay...
  3. Vic10

    How do you stop the arguing?

    Its like we are going round in circles. I try responding, reassuring, saying nothing, walking away but it makes no difference he just won’t stop. It’s destroying us. I know this is a symptom but how do you deal with it? We have never argued in 30 years, this started 2 weeks ago and hasn’t...
  4. T

    Circular Conversations

    Dear experienced carers, My husband has mixed dementia and I am increasingly aware that he does not take in what is being said, but it is impossible to work out which bits he has missed. He gets cross with me for not knowing what he has missed or not remembered, When I say it is OK to have not...