Person with Dementia An image of someone with dementia (Say & do? …
Person with Dementia
Might be seeing their family more often, but not understanding why.
May see shapes & figures that aren't really there, (Visual hallucinations)
Think & Feel? : :<3:
May not feel any different, depression can be a factor in this.
May think they are just forgetting things like everyone else.
Lose their understanding of time, day/night
They may/may not feel frustrated with a family member if they start talking about the past.
May feel they cannot connect with others
May feel they have lost their dignity
May find it difficult to cope/deal with their emotions
Say & do? :warning: :<3:
May interact with inanimate objects
Interacting with could be a positive technique?
A lot of questions arise from these scenarios
May make mistakes more so than usual.
They may talk about older times, and not see anything wrong with this.
Unaware of their confusion. :question:
They feel the same as always (Lack of apathy).
May also get angry/frustrated
Positive Behavioural Traits
Lose their sense of time, day/night
Wander during the night
May hear voices (Auditory hallucinations).
Role-playing the past (Thinking back to earlier stages in their life)
Feeling like they're in a different time, eg 1950's
However, when they role-play a past scenario in their life, they can snap back to reality just like that.
Believe that the tv and radio are talking directly to them.
Increased confusion :question:
May hear family talking about them but not understand why/see any concern.
People/family members may talk about them as if they're not there
The patient can become aware of this