Through attempting to experience some of the aspects of the dementing process for ourselves, we can gain valuable personal insights.
There are some aspects of the human experience for which ordinary prosaic forms of speech are too thin, too linear, too precise.
The ability to think “outside the box” when observing behaviours that the person with dementia is engaging in.
Speaking to people with dementia directly to elicit their experiences of the illness will assist in gaining an insight into what it is like to have dementia.
The willingness of those around them to give them a diagnosis
Their spouse being given information that is not shared with them
Being given false reasons or explanations as to what is occurring