Dementia Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dementia quotes, dementia sayings, and dementia proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

That's the thing with dementia. If you're with somebody who has a serious illness, you can usually talk to them, have a laugh every now and then - the person is still with you. With dementia, there's no conversation; there's no togetherness, no sharing.     

Judy Parfitt

None of us wants to be reminded that dementia is random, relentless, and frighteningly common.     

Laurie Graham

Dementia is quite unlike cancer or heart disease or any of those other conditions where you bargain with God for a cure or even just a bit more time.     

Laurie Graham

Dementia resembles delirium in the same way an ultra-marathon resembles a dash across the street. Same basic components, vastly different scale. If you've run delirium's course once or twice in your life, try to imagine a version that never ends.     

Floyd Skloot

When you deal with a person who's experiencing dementia, you can see where they're struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they're trying to remember.     

Walter Mosley

Dementia was like a truth serum.     

Amy Tan

A lot of people have dementia, which is great, because then they don't recognize me.     

Erykah Badu

The terror dementia sufferers must feel is unimaginable, but the techniques they use to hide their difficulties - the ducking and diving and keeping the world laughing - are perfectly understandable.     

Laurie Graham

While no one can change the outcome of dementia or Alzheimer's, with the right support you can change the journey.     

Tara Reed

Was the dementia of old age a blessing in disguise? No more thoughts. No more damage inflicted. No more memories of damage survived.     

Janet Turpin Myers

We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain - grief, despair, depression, dementia - is less accessible to treatment. It's connected to who we are - our personality, our character, our soul, if you like.     

Richard Eyre

Dementia is our most-feared illness, more than heart disease or cancer.     

David Perlmutter

Dementia is, after all, a symptom of organic brain damage. It is a condition, a disorder of the central nervous system, brought about in my case by a viral assault on brain tissue. When the assault wiped out certain intellectual processes, it also affected emotional processes.     

Floyd Skloot

Dementia is not exclusively a problem of the developed world.     

Julie Bishop

Let's not let our fear of dementia deepen our fear of dementia.     

Bill Crawford