Seeing a loved one suddenly become suspicious,
jealous or accusatory is unsettling. Remember, what the person is
experiencing is very real to them. It is best not to argue or disagree.
This, too, is part of the dementia—try not to take it personally.
Try nonverbal reassurances like a
gentle touch or hug. Respond to the feeling behind the accusation and
then reassure the person. You might try saying, “I see this frightens
you; stay with me, I won’t let anything happen to you.”
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