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Valley residents get lesson in communicating with loved ones with dementia

Jeff Kronenfeld | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:53 am

When is it OK to lie to someone you love?

As Lori Nisson, director of Family & Community Services for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, explained at an event presented by Smile on Seniors last week, sometimes caregivers have to tell white lies — what she dubbed “therapeutic fibbing” — in order to avoid arguments with patients suffering from dementia.

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