Thursday, September 29, 2016

Social situations, when someone seems to have memory issues

A situation came up in a social conversation some time back, about how to react to an elderly person who keeps asking the same question repeatedly (short term memory). 

My own way to react is to talk about the subject matter (in one case it was sports) as if nothing unusual was happening.  Just repeat the facts.  Don’t draw attention to the interpersonal aspects. 

But it seems others think this kind of social situation needs special handling. 

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