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Source: Twitter

Doctor Shares 'Dementia Whiteboard' Daughter Wrote For Mother

By Mark Pygas

Anyone who's had a relative or friend with dementia will know just how destructive the group of diseases is. The condition can impair memory, communication, focus, reasoning, and visual perception, transforming a sufferer into what can seem like an entirely different person in a matter of seconds.  

Dr Philip Grimmer, from Wiltshire in the United Kingdom, was visiting one of his patients with the disease when he saw the words of reassurance written on a whiteboard by a daughter to her mother that he decided to share on Twitter.  

"Words of reassurance left for an elderly lady with dementia by her daughter," Dr Grimmer explains. "A simple white board left in her sight line in her sitting room.  Helped to reduce constant anxious phone calls."