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Smyth, Siobhan

Telling a 'good or white lie': The views of people living with dementia and their carers

Objective: A common symptom of cognitive decline in people living with dementia, or people with memory problems, the cause of which has not yet been diagnosed, is the person repeatedly asking for loved ones who are deceased or making statements that are incorrect. Carers are then faced with a dilemma, do they avoid and distract or 'correct' the person and tell the 'truth', or tell a lie.

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:14