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“We have a white board next to the day clock which we fill in daily with any appointments. It helps keep her independent and stops my Dad being asked the same question over and over again!”

Chrissie Ryan

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“If I'm worried about my husband getting agitated when he asks, "When are we going home?" I usually say, "Well we can't set off today, but we will go tomorrow." That usually settles him.”

Judy C

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“Allow the person with dementia to get on with stuff without 'helping' them. You can always put things right later. Don't interfere, even if they are having difficulty, unless you are asked. In that way the person's dignity is intact."

Bridget Farrer

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