Explaining Dementia Through the Bookcase Analogy
posted on September 11, 2017
The video below, from Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme in the UK, does a wonderful job of explaining dementia using a bookcase for comparison. It gives you a real feel for some of the changes people with dementia are going through and explains part of the biology of it in very simple terms.
It also explains why it is important to help even those with advanced dementia, with activities that they enjoy. It is easy to think that it’s not worth visiting someone who won’t remember that you were even there. But, as the video points out, for example, in the case of taking someone with advanced dementia to the beach, they will likely forget the actual trip but, because emotional are stored separately from physical memories and facts, they will remember how they felt.
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