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Caregiving for a senior with Alzheimer’s brings many unique challenges. One of which is how to respond when your loved one repeatedly says the phrase “I want to go home.” In many cases, they are already home. Because they have memory loss, however, the environment no longer seems familiar to them.
For families, it can be a struggle to figure out what the senior really means and what needs aren’t being met. Adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often lose some or all of their verbal communications skills. This makes it hard for them to tell their loved ones what is wrong.
Understanding What the Senior Means
While your family member might be asking to go home, there may be a reason why. The problem might actually be caused by something else:
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care at Sunrise
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