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How to Be a Friend to Someone with Dementia

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What should I say? How should I act?

When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it can be hard to communicate this with those in your life. Friends and family mean well, but they may struggle to know what to say and how to react. As the disease progresses and symptoms are more pronounced, friends may stay away because they aren’t sure what to do, what to say, or how to be supportive. It’s during this time that family members and caregivers need friends the most. But what if people don’t know how to be a good friend with someone living with dementia?

In this program, guest presenters will share, from both personal and professional experience, the best way to continue being in relationship with those living with dementia.


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