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The fine art of dining with dementia

While there is no single recipe for success, one basic idea stands out for me as helpful. As with so many arenas in life, approaching your loved one with dementia with purposeful compassion and dignity is critical. While this can be difficult with a disease that robs families incrementally of someone who they hold dear, we human beings need compassion and dignity in our lives, no matter where we come from, and where we are.

When we approach someone with compassion and dignity, we give ourselves permission to make mistakes, to realize that one size does not fit all, and that clear, permanent solutions are as fleeting as a pie’s warmth.

Read more on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website.