What is the best way to tell someone they may have dementia according to the signs?
Firstly, make sure the conversation happens when you are both in a good mood. It would be best if you were patient and diplomatic, and the person you wanted to talk to was feeling relaxed as well. The next step is to pick a quiet place. Turn off your phone or anything that might interrupt your conversation. Before you begin the talk, explain why it’s good for the family to speak with each other when they’re worried about one another. Tell this person that they haven’t been themselves in the past few weeks, but make sure your tone is not accusing.
Say that you are concerned about their memory and ask whether they’ve noticed anything as well. Maybe your loved one has realized it’s getting more challenging to write or read too well, or perhaps they have been easily agitated lately. If they disagree with you, do not argue with them. Try giving examples of recent incidents that made you feel worried. Remember that your loved one might react unpredictably. If your words frighten or make them angry, do not continue the conversion and leave it for another day. However, if they agree with your points, make them feel safe by ensuring that you will be there every step of the way. Then ask your loved one what they are having difficulty with, and write down a list of these things. Afterward, discuss them with a general practitioner and see what can be done.