45 Dementia Quotes For Patients, Families, & Caregivers

Dementia is a syndrome that affects the lives of millions, not only of the ones who are experiencing it but also of their caregivers, families, and communities. If you have a loved one (mom, dad, or grandparent) who this disease has impacted then you will know how painful and debilitating it can be. During those challenging and uncertain moments, a few comforting words can help you find the strength to battle this condition. Through these inspirational dementia quotes, we aim to foster a sense of empathy and support for those affected by dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other memory loss diseases.

Dementia is a term for several diseases that affect memory, thinking, and the ability to perform daily routine activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. The illness mainly affects older people (more common in those 65 or older) and gets worse over time.

Someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds. There are over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2020. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050. These statistics will not only help you to prepare but also realize that you are not alone.

This year Dementia Action Week (2024) is from 16-22 September, which includes World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September.

It is a major awareness campaign led by Dementia Australia to encourage and support people living with dementia, their families and caregivers.

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, remember you’re not alone. Let these positive words of encouragement offer you solace and comfort. Together, let’s try to push through this challenging journey with courage, compassion, and the strength of our love.

Top 10 Dementia Quotes

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

    Dementia Quotes
    Dementia Quotes
  2. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” — Jim Rohn

    Quotes About Dementia
    Quotes About Dementia
  3. “The mind may not remember, but the heart will never forget.” — Unknown

    Dementia Sayings
    Dementia Sayings
  4. “People with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen, so that we can find a cure.” — Julianne Moore

    Alzheimer's Quotes
    Alzheimer’s Quotes
  5. “Persons living with dementia are usually capable of more than we can imagine.” — Bob DeMarco

    Short Dementia Quotes
    Short Dementia Quotes
  6. “Dementia may rob us of our loved ones memories, but it can never erase the love we feel for them.” — Unknown   

    Quotes On Dementia
    Quotes On Dementia
  7. “Though those with Alzheimer’s might forget us, we as a society must remember them.” — Scott Kirshenbaum        

    Dementia Caregiver Quotes
    Dementia Caregiver Quotes
  8. “Dementia is not just about losing memories; it’s about losing oneself, piece by piece, until only fragments remain.” — Abhishek. J    

    Inspirational Quotes For Dementia
    Inspirational Quotes For Dementia
  9. “While no one can change the outcome of dementia or Alzheimer’s, with the right support you can change the journey.” — Tara Reed                              

    Dementia Quote
    Dementia Quote
  10. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word. a listening ear, an honest compliment. or the smallest act of caring. all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia

Famous Quotes About Dementia

  1. “Even If I can’t cure, I can still care.” — Sally P. Karioth RN
  2. “Dementia: a thief of time, leaving traces of a life behind.” — Abhishek. J
  3. “The mind may not remember, but the heart will never forget.” — Unknown
  4. “Please remember the real me when I cannot remember you.” — Julie White
  5. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” — Emory Austin
  6. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” — Dr. Suess
  7. “Our value lies in what we are and what we have been, not in our ability to recite the recent past.” — Homer
  8. “Remember, the dementia patient is not giving you a hard time. The dementia patient is having a hard time.” — Unknown
  9. “In the end, it’s not about the things we do for people with dementia, but the love and comfort we provide.” — Unknown
  10. “DEMENTIA: My eyes do see, My ears do hear, I am still Me, so let’s be clear, My memory may fade, My walk may slow, I am ME inside, don’t let Me go.” — Unknown

Dementia Quotes For Family

  1. “We remember their love when they can no longer remember.” — Unknown
  2. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” — Tia Walker
  3. “My dementia hasn’t just affected me – it’s affected my friends and family, too.” — Gerry Anderson
  4. “To love someone with dementia is to attend a thousand funerals of the person they used to be.” — Unknown
  5. “None of us wants to be reminded that dementia is random, relentless, and frighteningly common.” — Laurie Graham
  6. “I lose a little bit of mom every day. I want so badly to promise my daughter that she will never have to lose me in the same way.” — Leeza Gibbons
  7. “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
  8. “It’s so hard for us to see you struggle with your disease. It’s like you’re disappearing slowly and there is nothing we can do about it. Doing the best I can to stay strong for you.” — Unknown
  9. Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” — Amy Leigh Mercree
  10. “I have Dementia I may snooze in the middle of the day. I may respond in an unusual way. I ask you to try very hard to see this is my new reality. Live in my moments, the ones that remain. Focus on ME, not my fading brain.” — Unknown

Encouraging Dementia Sayings

  1. “Dementia: where memories fade, but love remains.” — Unknown
  2. “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” — Socrates
  3. “I am seeking, I am not lost. I am forgetful, I am not gone.” — Koenig Coste
  4. In the world of dementia, every day is a journey into the unknown.” — Unknown
  5. “Alzheimer’s may have changed the LOVE that you share, but it can’t ever will never, have the power to ever completely erase it.” — Unknown
  6. “The disease might hide the person underneath but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention.” — Jamie Calandriello
  7. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
  8. “Every act of kindness you show someone with Dementia will always be remembered by the heart. The mind may forget, but the heart never does.” — Unknown
  9. “Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they’re all individuals and they’re all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.” — Carey Mulligan
  10. “I have dementia. I know you care for me as best you can. You cook and clean and hold my hand. The days are long, this I know, You are fast while I am slow. I ask you to try and stay strong for me; resist the use to disagree. This disease is bad indeed, but, positive care is what I need.” — Unknown


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