Throughout our lives, we interact with friends, family, and strangers on a daily basis. It is important that persons with dementia continue to have these sort of meaningful encounters, even as their disease progresses…. While it is true that your loved one may have trouble retaining memories or remembering his or her own loved ones, he or she can still recognize the attention, feelings, and moods of others.
Interacting with people who have dementia can often be hardest for those who know them best, specifically friends and family, who knew what they were like “before.” Many of these people don’t know what to think of or how they can interact with someone who might not even recognize them anymore.
Here at the Villa we have embraced the importance of socialization.