When our loved one with Alzheimer's begins to experience confusion, we don't always know the best way to respond. Confusion, even hallucinations, can cause a good day to become tense. Sometimes explaining the right answer can feel like arguing. When our loved one insists that something is missing or that they saw an old friend, letting them down can seem cruel. Being prepared for these difficult conversations ahead of time means hearing from other caregivers who have been there.
On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for family and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Dealing with confusion is one of the most-discussed subjects.
Here are some question-and-answer threads about dealing with confusion:
Here are some conversations about dealing with confusion:
Can you relate?
Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.
Feel free to ask a question here.
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