Aug 18, 2018

Why People Living with Dementia Want to Go Home (Podcast, Caregiving)

When my mother who lived with Alzheimer's first started saying - I want to move back to south Philadelphia I really couldn't understand why?

Why do people living with Alzheimer's want to go home
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

She had not live in Philadelphia since the 1940s; and, had been living in south Florida for more than 30 years.

Saying I want to go home, to a place from the past, is a common occurrence among people living with dementia. Most caregivers hear this over and over and have problems dealing this this issue.

It took a while but I finally figured out why and what to do it about it.

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Bob DeMarco, Alzheimer's Reading Room, 2018, "Why People Living with Dementia Want to Go Home (Podcast, Caregiving)