Beyond Truth and Fiction: Loving Our Neighbors with Dementia by Kathryn Butler (2018)

“For those with mild dementia, who understand their cognitive decline and whose false realities upset them, gentle reorientation may usher them back to awareness. Such redirection need not unfold in cold, callous terms, but can take the form of coming alongside him or her: holding a hand, referring back to points in time, or reviewing a photo album until the dwindling memories sharpen into focus.. In advanced dementia, however, people can no longer comprehend reality, and demanding they do so risks crushing them with anguish []”