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Alzheimipedia includes phrases and words that are spoken in Alzheimer's World and what they actually mean in “Real World”. There can be multiple meanings to any given phrase. Like Wikipedia, entries can be made and adjusted by experts in the field (that means you, the caregiver).
I'll start us off with a few entries.
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|Alzheimer's World||Real World|
|I want to go home||I want to feel safe and secure.|
I am in a place in my memory that was home and this isn't it.
Get me out of here.
|I'm hungry||I forgot that I just ate.|
If I had something better to do, I wouldn't be so bored that
I have to pass the time eating.
|The mafia boss lives in there(the closet)||The mirror on the door makes it look like there is another|
I am feeling anxious.
I am feeling insecure.
I am scared.
I am confused.
|I have to go upstairs (in a single|
|The map in my brain does not correspond to the actual|
I am in a place in my memory and this isn't it.
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