To lie or not to lie: Telling dementia patients the truth can be upsetting

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Dec 24 2016 Posted: 09:00 GMT

Pat Dromey’s mother suffers from dementia and sometimes it’s kinder to go along with her version of reality. Health Correspondent Catherine Shanahan from the Irish Examiner examines the use of therapeutic lying in dementia care in the context of a new report, Therapeutic Lying and Approaches to Dementia Care in Ireland.