Visiting someone with dementia can be overwhelming. Depending on your loved one’s current state, the experience may leave you feeling rewarded, frustrated or simply confused.
In order to make the most out of the visit for everyone involved, it’s important to recognize there’s more to a person than his/her memory. The best way to do this is by staying flexible with your plans, keeping the visit simple and remembering not to take their reactions personally.
To learn more about making the most of your visit, view the Alzheimer’s Association’s tips for visiting loved ones with dementia.