I was wondering if there might be a particular technique/way to help someone with dementia to remember something important. Mom is obsessed and tormented with so many worries, and it seems no matter how many times we assure her of something, fifteen minutes later she is at it again and we go through the same drill, dozens of times a day, day after day, and it still goes right out of her head. I've tried writing simple explanations and assurances on the whiteboard, on paper, etc, but she doesn't seem to look at it, or throws it away, or puts it in a drawer. Has anyone found anything that works? If we asked her to repeat what we said, over and over, would it stick in her brain better? I feel so sorry for her to be anxious and fearful all the time over the same unnecessary worries, but I don't know how to help her. She cannot put her obsessions in the past because for her, they have not yet been resolved as she constantly re-lives them. Are there drugs or mind exercises that will help her remember?