Care recipient (cr) is always saying he she wants to go home

Try: Go for a walk or a drive getting out even for a short time is helpful upon returning home cr often recognizes it as home respond to the emotion being expressed for example are you feeling scared or i know you are lonely offer reassurance look at photo album with pictures of cr cr’s childhood reminiscing about the past may ease tension and anxiety try redirecting cr cr’s attention with an activity food music a walk or other exercise

Materials: Family photo albums

Categories: Sage, Topic, Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: mental health mental illness healthy aging a nh guide for older adults and caregivers by nami nh 2001 available at www nami org

Keywords: Wandering wanders wants to go home wants to leave distracted distractions challenging behavior disoriented disorientation

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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