If you had one question to ask a person living with dementia, what would it be?
Recently, I had a brief but poignant exchange with Norman McNamara, founder of The Purple Angel, a worldwide movement to raise awareness of dementia. Oh yeah... and he also happens to have a diagnosis of dementia.
He posed this question to his LinkedIn followers:
If you had ONE question to ask a person LIVING WITH DEMENTIA "What Would it BE?
Surprising to no-one, I asked:
How can I best communicate with you?
By speaking clearly and coherently sitting next to me and not standing over me xx
Thank you, Norman, for taking the time to respond, and for providing such a clear and reasonable direction for all of us who strive to communicate better with people with dementia.
What would your question be? Why not ask Norman?!