When I educate people about Alzheimer's and dementia, one of the first things I share is the prediction that dementia will affect 1 in 2 families in just fifteen years. And when I say this, peope invariably gasp. "No! How can this be? This is awful!" But it's true. Here's the logic behind the claim.
As a family member, a care giver or a home service provider you want the people you help to be comfortable, not anxious, in your presence. To be perceived as a threat, on any level, does not serve anyone. How do we get off on the right foot?