What ‘Dignity with Dementia’ Looks Like To Me…

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Allowing people with dementia to finish their sentences

Calling people by their name

When getting ready for the day, encouraging them to do as much as they are possibly capable

Knocking on the door…calling their name…waiting for a response…respecting their privacy

Placing yourself in their shoes ALL the time

Taking the blame for EVERYTHING

Caring for them, no matter how difficult they are

Covering them up as quickly as possible when they are naked

Respecting their feelings at ALL times

Taking the time to find out their history and triggers

Learning to read their body language

Being genuine and sincere

If they make a mistake, NOT letting them know

Protecting them at ALL times

Being there when they need you

Treating them as normal as possible

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