Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. – Support, Education and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

10 Absolutes of Alzheimer's Care

  1. Never ARGUE, instead AGREE.

  2. Never REASON, instead DIVERT.

  3. Never SHAME, instead DISTRACT.

  4. Never LECTURE, instead REASSURE.

  5. Never say REMEMBER, instead say REMINISCE.

  6. Never say I TOLD YOU, instead REPEAT.

  7. Never say YOU CAN’T, instead say DO WHAT YOU CAN.

  8. Never COMMAND or DEMAND, instead ASK or MODEL.

  9. Never CONDESCEND, instead ENCOURAGE and PRAISE.

  10. Never FORCE, instead REINFORCE.


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