How honest are you with the person(s) you care for? Do you re orientate them often? I find there are times it is much easier to go with their reality. Resident: "When is my daddy coming back?" Me: "Later on, your staying for your dinner, are you hungry?" Resident : "oh yes" This goes a lot different if another resident intervenes and tells her her dad has been dead for years! When I first started caring for people with dementia I was very honest now I am much less honest and feel I am a better carer. My aim is to support quality of life and going with their reality keeps them happy in that moment. Do you all think this is right? As my grans dementia advances I think there will come times when I am not honest with her and may even lie. Does anyone else do this with a loved one? My mum will find this very hard cus she feels it is respectful to be honest, like I felt when I started. Is there a good reson for avoiding the truth? Like quality of life in the moment?