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Lal said: “In other words, in “saññā nirodha” thoughts arise without much of past memories….”

Is this similar to Alzheimer’s / dementia?

I’m in a position to be in contact with elderly people with this condition. They exhibit: (1) almost no short term memory, (2) not able to keep track of date/time, and (3) thoughts that arise seem disjointed from one another.

This seems uncannily similar to saññā nirodha. If anyone has insights into communicating with those with Alzheimer’s / dementia, please share.