Without questions

Virginia and her grandmother, Rafaela Spain

I used to talk to her in a positive tone of voice, with simple grammatical structures. I talked to her like an adult, not like she was a baby – something that seems denigrating to the patient. With my grandmother, it was better to avoid questions because she’d get blocked: information questions, or things like, “Do you know who I am?” or “How old are you?” or any sentence with the intonation of a question, such as, “Are you cold?” or “What food do you like the best?” were, for her, a huge challenge

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