Why Do the Deeply Forgetful Say No So Often
Did it every occur to you that you are the problem?
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
Most dementia caregivers accept the word "No" from the deeply forgetful. Then they turn around and vent about it to anyone that will listen.
S/he says no all the time, they say.
It is very common for a person that is deeply forgetful to say "no" when you ask them to do something. I don't know why, but it seems like this is a secret to many in the dementia community.
Frankly, I knew for a long time when Dotty said "no" she didn't mean it. Nevertheless, it still drove me crazy, and often made me feel frustrated or angry.
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