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Connection and Dementia with Steven Sabat
In this episode of Safe Space Radio, neuropsychologist Steven Sabat discusses how he’s been able to find ways of communicating with people with advanced dementia by recognizing and honoring their enduring personhood. He talks about the failure of standard tests of mental ability to register the social awareness of people diagnosed with dementia, and the many abilities that remain in spite of the illness. When we treat people as if they are not really there anymore, it may provoke anger and agitation that then get mistaken for symptoms of the illness.