How do you redirect an Alzheimer's patient?
Alzheimer's Reading Room
Alzheimer's and the Redirect. Redirecting. I often wonder what this actually means. I hear it all the time. Redirecting them?
Does it mean, change the conversation? Distract someone? Start talking about something else? Hold up a potato chip? Whip out a picture and distract?
I have some ideas about what to do when an Alzheimer's patient engages repeatedly in mean spirited behavior, repetitive questions, or repetitive behavior, but first I want to hear from you.
Do you use the "redirect"? If so how? Does it work?
Think about this. If it is so easy to redirect an Alzheimer's patient, wouldn't it stand to reason that it would be just as easy to direct them?
Embracing the Reality of a Person Living with Dementia
Touch and Kindness in Alzheimer's Care
The Importance of Nonverbal Communication in Dementia Care
How to Get Answers To Your Questions About Alzheimer's and Dementia
Bob DeMarco is the Founder and Editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR).
You are reading original content the Alzheimer's Reading Room
We help caregivers live a better life! The Alzheimer's Reading Room operates for the benefit of society.