Navigating the Toxic Maze of Emotion Assessment Challenges in Dementia: The Human Touch

A graphic of a human head shaped puzzle within a maze, symbolizing the complexity of emotion assessment challenges in dementia.

Summary: This article examines the challenges and complexities in navigating the toxic maze – and understanding and assessing the emotions of individuals with dementia. It discusses four key barriers: cognitive and communicative impairments, observer bias, physiological complexities, and ethical considerations. The journey through this “toxic maze” requires a multi-method approach that combines self-reports, behavioral observations, […]