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Busting Myths Of Dementia – Myth 3

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

In support of dementia action week this week Vicki Pearce from our Court of Protection team highlights some of the myths about #Dementia  

Myth 3 : “Having dementia will mean you have to go into a home”

A person with dementia will almost certainly need increased support but many people remain living at home or in the community with dementia.  This can be achieved by supporting a person with dementia by:

  • Involving the person about all care decisions
  • Taking the time to listen to them
  • Show kindness, reassurance, tolerance and respect
  • Use short sentences
  • Give time for the person to respond and then rephrase or repeat if necessary
  • Do not argue about facts or try to correct
  • Use eye contact and gestures or symbols.

The issues of caring for a loved one, acting for someone who has lost capacity or challenging care funding or care home funding arrangements is complex.

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Vicki Pearce


Vicki Pearce


Vicki is a Partner and head of our Private Client Team and our Care Funding and Court of Protection Team . She is based in Northampton. As head of both teams she is able to bring her expertise and obvious overlaps into both areas of…