“Validation does not always work well with people who have LBD,” de Klerk said.
“Their ‘visions’ come from a different place than when people who have late onset Alzheimer’s see people and things from their past.
Here’s the story: The student was visiting a neighbor who had Lewy body dementia (LBD).
The woman with LBD would look out the window at what was essentially a slough and see two men (who were not there).
They want to help the person maintain their sense of self, and they want to lower the anxiety and stress that stems from the person living with dementia losing the ability to readily understand the world around them.