I care for my grandfather with dementia

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Justs, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Justs

    Justs New member

    Jul 24, 2019
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    I am caring for my grandfather who has mixed dementia and have noticed that he has been seeing people indoors on a few occasions, one of the people he sees is my nan who we sadly lost 5 years ago, he has just asked me if she has gone home now.
    I have reassured him and explained that we lost her a few years ago as she was very poorly. Is this the right way how to explain things.
     
  2. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
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    Bristol
    How did your grandfather react to your explanation, Justs ? IF he accepted it then maybe it was the right thing to do. Sometimes though a wee reassuring lie along the lines of your nan was just going out can also work if your grandad will accept that and forget about the hallucination later.
    https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/threads/compassionate-communication-with-the-memory-impaired.30801/ contains a few tips on that score.
    Hallucinations are not something I know about, but this might also help https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/symptoms-and-diagnosis/hallucinations
     
  3. Justs

    Justs New member

    Jul 24, 2019
    7
    Thank you, he did seem to accept the explanation that i gave him. Just a bit hard at times as not sure on the best way to respond.
     

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