Memory loss and changes to mood and personality can mean that people with dementia say or do things that don’t make sense.
They may talk about people, places or events from the past as if they were in the present.
Some people like to try to help by correcting mistakes.
Others prefer to go along with what the person with dementia says or does (unless they are doing something that puts themselves or other people in danger).
There is no right or wrong.
You should do what makes you feel most comfortable.
This information was updated in November 2019 and is due for review in November 2021. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.