Mind over matter

WITH reference to your article on dementia (July 7), I was told by somebody who worked with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients never to contradict them, if they think their parents are still alive, or if they think they are at home, or anything, because it confuses them more than ever.

I have to plead guilty to doing that. They must be so frightened.

I am 82. Nobody knows what the future holds.

Anyone I know who was a sufferer all seem to have been very intelligent people. I hope that lets me out, because I am lacking in the brain department.

Kathleen Skeet

Brougham Road