Jun 21, 2011

Alzheimer's and Redirecting as a Form of Communication

How do you redirect an Alzheimer's patient?

How do you redirect and Alzheimer's Patient?
By Bob DeMarco
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?

5 Ways to Redirect Someone With Alzheimer's

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