50+ Best Dementia Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Dementia is a medical condition that affects especially old people, causing the memory and other mental abilities to gradually become worse, and leading to confused behaviour. Profoundly inspirational dementia quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Dementia Quotes

Dementia care—it’s not rocket science, it’s heart science. Gail Weatherill

You may share the same memories from your youth with us time and time again, but the sheer joy you show in telling those stories with such a big smile goes beyond making up the loss of new stories. Renee Fry

Alzheimer’s creates a kind of friction that the family needs to be strong for. You have to hold onto things and know what is true in life. Candy Crowley

Though those with Alzheimer’s might forget us, we as a society must remember them. Scott Kirshenbaum

To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be their world. Josephine Billings

The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention. Jamie Calandriello

You have to be patient with Alzheimer’s. Once you understand that it’s a medical condition, you become a little more compassionate. You get less frustrated. Kim Campbell

If you want to avoid Alzheimer’s disease, sleep eight hours a night. Deepak Chopra

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. Madame de Staël

They may not be able to remember who we are, but they feel us just the same. Amanda Dillon

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan

While the final chapter of my life with dementia may be trying, nothing has diminished my gratitude and deep appreciation for the countless blessings in my life. Sandra Day O’Connor

Top Dementia Quotes

Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done. Ronald Reagan

Alzheimer’s caregivers are heroes. Leeza Gibbons

Even slight elevations in blood sugar have been shown to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. David Perlmutter

Release in your mind who your loved one used to be and accept who they are today. J. Rusnak

There is a moral task of caregiving, and that involves just being there, being with that person and being committed. When there is nothing that can be done, we have to be able to say, ‘look, I’m with you in this experience. Right through to the end of it. Dr. Arthur Kleinman

People do not realize that Alzheimer’s is not old age. It is a progressive and fatal disease and staggering amounts of people develop Alzheimer’s every day. Melina Kanakaredes

We don’t remember days, we remember moments. Cesare Pavese

No matter who you are, what you’ve accomplished, what your financial situation is—when you’re dealing with a parent with Alzheimer’s, you yourself feel helpless. The parent can’t work, can’t live alone, and is totally dependent, like a toddler. As the disease unfolds, you don’t know what to expect. Maria Shriver

You only know yourself because of your memories. Andrea Gillies

You get the health benefits of coffee up through about the first twenty-four ounces. It’s the biggest source of antioxidants for Americans, and we think it prevents Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons as well. Dr. Mehmet Oz

I like it when people remember that I’m a person, not just a person with Alzheimer’s. Sally Hepworth

To love a person is to learn the song in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten. Arne Garborg

You don’t just wake up one day with dementia or Alzheimer’s; these conditions are developmental. Even when a problem triggers the need to collect data, it’s reviewed by a specialist and filed away. There’s no central repository allowing information to be shared across a multitude of researchers worldwide. Tan Le

Amazing Dementia Quotes

Our value lies in what we are and what we have been, not in our ability to recite the recent past. Homer

She is not sailing into the dark: the voyage is over, and under the dark escort of Alzheimer’s she has arrived somewhere. So have I. John Bayley

You can’t explain what it’s like to mourn someone who is still alive unless you’ve experienced it firsthand. Jessica Seay-Soto

I am seeking, I am not lost. I am forgetful, I am not gone. Koenig Coste

Forgetting past memories doesn’t mean that you were not a part of it. You build those memories and your loved ones know it well. Caroline Lee

The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else. Carson McCullers

Alzheimer’s makes us realize that we are not alone – that kindness and compassion are everywhere and all around us. Rosalys Peel

Why feel ashamed of having a complex brain disease? People are afraid to talk about it. Wendy Mitchell

We believe communicating effectively with someone with Alzheimer’s is not just about using language, it is connecting through their senses such as touch, visual cues and sound Peter Ross

There is a fountain of youth: It’s in your mind, your talents, the creativity you brought into your life, and the lives of people you loved Sophia Loren

Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily. Tia Walker

My mum was a wonderful mother. She died, aged 80, of Alzheimer’s disease which was dreadful to watch. I remember she said to me, ‘Believe in yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.’ I’m sure a lot of my success is due to her words of advice. – Bonnie Tyler

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Even If I can’t cure, I can still care. Sally P. Karioth RN

People’s genes can say a great deal about their health. There are genes that reveal an increased likelihood of getting heart disease, cancer or Alzheimer’s. Adam Cohen

Although your loved one may not remember you or might do things that frustrate you, this is the time when he or she needs you the most. Angie Nunez Merryman

Alzheimer’s is literally killing us, and the only way to fight this ‘crime’ is through a groundswell of people who continue to raise their voices and funds to ensure it gets the attention it deserves. Tess Gerritsen

There is no substitute for the love of an Alzheimer’s caregiver. Bob DeMarco

Please remember the real me when I cannot remember you. Julie White

It’s not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. Mother Teresa

Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they are all individuals and they are all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level. Carey Mulligan

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Socrates

If you learn to listen for clues as to how I feel instead of what I say, you will be able to understand me much better. Mara Botonis

The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. Pablo Casals