Statement from the University of Freiburg

Professor Michels’ lecture was part of a small lecture series for the general public in Germany. It was never the intention to upset people, especially in developing countries. Since the talk has created undue aggressions we have taken the video down, despite many other outlets having supported the points discussed in the lecture.

Here's What to Say (& What Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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