RISE.IQ Book Club
The essential guide to making sense of dementia, Contented Dementia is based on the principle that the only difference between your loved one with dementia and the person you knew before they developed symptoms is that they can no longer store new information efficiently. If you stop asking your loved one to store new information when communicating with them, many issues around care disappear. We got so much out of reading this book and feel anyone whose life is touched by dementia will too.
The three cardinal rules of Contented Dementia are:
1. Don’t ask questions.
2. Learn from your loved one as they are the expert on their disability.
3. Always agree with everything they say, never interrupting them.