Therapeutic Storytelling and Dementia

Amanda Denny

Posted by Amanda Denny on May 2, 2016

As dementia care providers, we want to be completely honest with our clients and patients - this helps build a sense of trust and develop rapport. However, when someone has dementia, their memory loss and confusion can serve as a barrier in them getting the care they truly need. Necessary activities like bathing, changing one’s clothes, going to a doctor’s appointment, or taking blood pressure medication can be postponed indefinitely if we take explanations such as, “I showered this morning” or “I don’t need medication; I feel fine!” at face value.

Topics: Dementia Home Care, Therapeutic Lying, Therapeutic Storytelling