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Do You Tell Someone With Dementia When a Loved One Has Died? If So, How Often?

A friend recently faced the task of letting her mother, who has mid-level dementia, know that the mother's elderly brother had died. This death was not unexpected, but when a person has dementia and short-term memory loss is a problem, the news would likely be unexpected by the mother. My friend can be forgiven for dragging her feet. Her mother has been told often that the brother was ill. It was new information to the mother each time.

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