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What Is The Best Way To Respond When Someone With Dementia In Long Term Care Asks Why They Can't Go Home?

What Is The Best Way To Respond When Someone With Dementia In Long Term Care Asks Why They Can't Go Home?

A myALZteam Member said:

One way is to explain that your loved one needs specialized care that you cannot provide at home and that it is critical that he/she be somewhere that they can get that care. If a doctor or nurse can reinforce that message, even better. Good luck.

posted 12 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

We used to be able to just tell him that he needed extra care. He has been at long term care for 1 yr now. Now he gets upset and says he is fine and that there is nothing wrong with him. He keeps saying he wants to divorce my Mom because she won't take him home with him which obviously really upsets my Mom.

posted 12 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I used to tell my husband that he is not well right now and needs help to get better. He accepted that.

posted 12 days ago
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