Thursday, October 17, 2013

Learning How to Communicate with Someone Living with Dementia

One thing that drives dementia caregivers crazy is repetitive questions and repetitive behavior.

I know this from the number of emails I receive on this issue, and the number of comments we get on the issue.

It is clear to me that a large fraction of patients living with dementia ask the same things over and over, and do the same thing over and over.

I understand how disconcerting this can be -- I was there once upon a time.

It took me a long time to understand this repetitive behavior and adjust to it. I am looking at my da Vinci pad and some of my bunkhouse notes right now.

One question I asked myself, why am I allowing this behavior to drive me nuts?

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