What do you say when the truth will hurt?

This is a topic that I am asked about frequently and is apt to be controversial. But it is important, because it is one of the most common problems in the relationship between a caregiver, families, and a sufferer from dementia. What do you say when your loved one asks a question for which the real-world, literal, factual, answer can only cause them more confusion and pain? This happens frequently, and as a frequent occurrence it is an issue you must be prepared to deal with in a way that hopefully will not violate your own sense of honesty and integrity. Continue reading “What do you say when the truth will hurt?”