Have you ever heard the phrase "therapeutic fib?" Basically, this means that you slightly stretch the truth or go along with your loved one's perception in order to prevent conflict or distress. This practice is especially valuable for caregivers of individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's. Watch the brief video below to learn about therapeutic fibs and how you might be able to utilize them for the benefit of your loved one.
Source: Alzheimer's Los Angeles Caregiver Tips Video Series, "Episode 3: Therapeutic Fibs." https://www.alzheimersla.org/videos/