Dealing with those affected

• Put emphasis on remaining strength; compensate for weaknesses; show respect.
• Every dementia patient has faculties which he can and should use.
• Accept, respect and tolerate: Cope with difficult emotions together; support, make-believe, a façade of normalcy, as an effort of self-help.
• Honesty: Don’t make untenable promises.
• Call family conferences: Accept help, agree on the financial burden sharing for later stages.
• Maintain independence: Don’t eliminate too many tasks, reduce risks of failure.
• Simplify tasks, reduce complexity of decisions / choices.
• Structure daily life (Facilitates orientation).
• Simplify the physical environment.