Chances are your parents have given you plenty of reasons why you should not lie to them and instead tell the truth. And maybe you’ve had similar conversations with your children or another loved one. So now, when your parent has a failing memory it can feel counterintuitive or cause feelings of guilt to lie to them, even if it means helping them to avoid an anxiety attack or gets them to eat. This article addresses the tough issue of lying to your parent with dementia and in what scenarios some experts are even recommending it.