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Effects of Lying to a Dementia Patient


3 professors at the prestigious Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society share differing thoughts on respecting the autonomy of people with dementia, whether it is better or worse to lie to them, and whether the act of lying may cause one to be less honest, more frequently.

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June 16, 2019 2:04 pm

Professsors? (choke) ok to lie? The persons reality is destroyed by the desease! Give me a break!
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June 16, 2019 3:21 pm

You are right. The title of the video has been changed. Thanks for your feedback.

jan a.
jan a.
June 17, 2019 5:07 am

That told us very little. As The patient progresses in the disease his lack of awareness negates the necessity to tell lies because they are not as distressed . I don't see this being a carryover problem into other areas of the caregivers life.

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