In order to increase the quality of daily life for a person living with dementia, the caregiver needs to create moments of peace and reassurance. Truth-telling tools like reality orientation and validation therapy can be useful in helping dementia patients process their confusing world, but sometimes the truth can hurt more than help.
When a person loses the ability to utilize the above therapies to deal with their dementia, a “little white lie” or “fiblet” can help avoid stress and confusion.
But what is a fiblet, and why, how and when is it helpful to use one? Alternatives in Alzheimer’s Care has some answers.