A dementia care detective is someone who uses their listening skills and perception abilities to figure out what a person with dementia may need. When a person with dementia is exhibiting a challenging behavior, a dementia detective tries out different options to solve the problem.
By Rachael Wonderlin
Alzheimer's Reading Room
Absolutely anyone can be a great dementia detective--you do not need any special training.
Try to put yourself in the shoes of a person living with dementia, what would you need to feel better?
As corny as it sounds, the best way to help the person you’re caring for is to become a “Dementia Detective.”
Someone with dementia might have trouble explaining why they’re upset, or what you can do to fix the problem.