This picture of the old switchboard room looks like utter chaos: lines crisscrossing everywhere, 1000s of possible connections, people frozen in time. If we could listen in, we’d hear a jumble of voices, but it’d be hard to decipher much. It’s the perfect symbol for a dementia brain, don’t you think?
Trying to talk to someone with dementia can be beyond challenging. Sometimes words are lost all together; other times, they are mixed up in fantastic ways.
But if you listen hard, and consider the context, you can become quite adept at speaking dementia.