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Paul Pepper: Lois Long, Persons with Dementia Advocate/Volunteer, "Patience"

Everyone's experience with persons with dementia is different, but the best thing you can do - no matter the situation - is be patient, that's according to advocate/volunteer LOIS LONG. She says because it's usually short-term memory that's affected, to listen to the person "even though you've heard the story a hundred times." Lois reads another of her original poems at [6:40]. September 9, 2021

Travis McMillen is the senior media producer at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. For KBIA, Travis oversees production of Views of the News and Radio Friends with Paul Pepper.
Paul Pepper has been a fixture on the mid-Missouri airwaves since 1969. He started hosting Radio Friends with Paul Pepper in 2009 after a remarkable 40-year on-air career at KOMU-TV.
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