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“You’re Okay.” Whiteboard of Reassurance Goes Viral

Words of reassurance written on a whiteboard by a daughter to her mother have led to a global conversation about dementia.

Dr Philip Grimmer, a GP in Wiltshire, UK, was visiting a patient when he saw what was on the whiteboard and thought, “I’ve got to share this”.

Dr Grimmer says the daughter explained that the board aims to reduce “anxious phone calls” made by her mother to relatives, and has been placed in her eye-line at her home in Chippenham.

Dr Grimmer told the BBC: “I’d not seen anything like it before in thousands of house visits. It’s caring, reassuring and sensible – it’s just such a simple idea.” Read the full article.


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