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Coping with the Stigma of Dementia

Dementia, mental illness, physical disabilities and other issues that make us "different" from other people often bring stares from lookers on. I don't believe most people mean ill. I just feel they are curious, and often sympathetic, but they don't know what to do or whether or not they should offer to help. In a perfect world, we'd all do the right thing. We live in an imperfect world. How do we cope when we have a parent who struggles with dementia and we have him or her out in public?

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