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No place feels like home

Many caregivers have experienced a time when their loved one wanted to go “home,” even though they were already in their place of residence. My understanding is that, because of their slide away from reality, people with Alzheimer’s and dementia always feel upset and frightened due to lack of understanding and loss of control. When they say they want to go home, they are seeking a place of familiarity and comfort, somewhere they can feel safe. As caregivers, we cannot take away their feelings of fear and displacement, but we can do our best to provide a stable environment for them and to make them feel as safe as possible wherever they are.

Blessings,

Linda

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