Not Understanding Sarcasm
We all use sarcasm daily to express our feelings, which is part of our world and culture. However, did you know that someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease may be unable to pick up on it? Sarcasm is often used because it’s a nicer way to be critical of something you oppose. So, what happens when you use sarcasm in front of someone with dementia? They may think you’re joking or see what you’re saying as a normal way of speaking. They just can’t grasp sarcasm. Research shows that people with Frontotemporal Dementia may also have difficulty telling when someone is lying. They don’t look at things the same way they used to.