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Dear Margaret:

How is your father's short term memory? If he is forgetting things quickly, you can tell him he's been wearing the clothes for a week now and he HAS to remove them. Lying is something I was not comfortable with until a therapist told me that these kinds of lies are "therapeutic lies" and can save our sanity.

Margaret, there is a book called "The 36 Hour Day" written about Alz and dementia. I highly recommend the book. A lot of people at this site have read it. You will find a lot of useful information. Also, go on the internet and do a search under Alzheimer's and/or dementia. I spent over two years of evenings researching Alzheimer's on the internet...there is so much information. Of course, continue to post here and ask questions. There are many people here that are knowledgable and very willing to share. Margaret, the more you learn about Alzheimer's, the better prepared you will be to deal with it and the more understanding you will become. I wish you well,
Mimi

[This message has been edited by MIMI427 (edited 09-13-2006).]
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