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When people look at and try to interact with people living with dementia, they often misunderstand what is being expressed. People with dementia cannot control facial muscles and may appear to be angry or disinterested even when very happy. They may talk slowly and then come out with something brilliant which you will miss if you stop them mid-sentence. They tire easily and may expression or irritation, not because of the behavior of others but just because dementia can make one very “mentally tired” in a way that I never experienced prior to dementia.

I’m there much of the time, I just don’t look the same way I used to. Be patient.

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