Coping

How to deal with certain behaviors and habits of your charge.

“I Want To Go Home”

“I Want To Go Home”

by TEAM ALZLIVE
Administrator

What to do when your loved one insists on going home:

1. Don’t argue: Don’t tell your loved one they “are at home” or “can’t go home.” This will make them feel more confused or agitated.

2. Distract: Change the subject, start a new activity, offer them a cup of tea. Tell them you’ll go home when you’re finished whatever you’re doing.

3. Find the familiar: Your loved one is seeking familiarity. Look at old pictures, listen to old music, retell stories from the past to help them connect.

4. Be vigilant: This phrase may be a sign that wandering will occur in the near future. Casually keep an eye on the person.



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