Essential Reading DON'T Don’t reason. Don’t argue. Don’t confront. Don’t remind them they forget. Don’t question recent memory. Don’t take it personally. DO Give short, one sentence explanations. Allow plenty of time for comprehension, then triple it. Repeat instructions or sentences exactly the same way. Eliminate 'but' from your vocabulary; substitute 'nevertheless.' Avoid insistence. Try again later Agree with them or distract them to a different subject or activity Accept blame when something’s wrong (even if it’s fantasy). Leave the room, if necessary, to avoid confrontations. Respond to feelings rather than words Be patient and cheerful and reassuring. Do go with the flow. Practice 100% forgiveness. Memory loss progresses daily. My appeal to you: Please.elevate your level of generosity and graciousness. SEE FULL ARTICLE This should be given to everyone who attends memory clinic with a relative or who is in contact with someone affected. Some of the points we've worked out on our own wasting time and causing ourselves stress and exasperation along the way - I hope not too much stress for my mother as we try to be as compassionate as possible. I'm going to print this and keep a copy by me, it not only gives me excellent guidance in how to manage this condition; it also reminds me that my situation is not unique. Thank you for highlighting it and reprinting it!