Care recipient (cr) sometimes accuses others of stealing something

Try: Do not try to argue with the cr or convince him or her of your innocence give a simple response with the cr i see that you’re upset that your purse is missing; i’ll do my best to find it for you avoid giving complicated explanations redirect the cr to another activity he would enjoy also try storing back-ups of commonly misplaced items hats wallets purses

Materials: Back-ups of commonly misplaced items

Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological

Information: n/a

References: tips for dealing with specific dementia problematic behaviors by carrie hill and natalie reiss 2008 available at

Keywords: Accuses suspicious of others paranoid

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

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