Communication

Repetition

This area requires understanding of the disease and LOTS of patience on the part of the caregiver.

  • Respond to the question and redirect the individual.
  • Discuss plans such as doctor appointments closer to the time to prepare to leave, rather than days ahead.
  • Try placing signs such as "Dinner is at 6:30", on the kitchen table, to remove anxiety and uncertainty about anticipated events.
  • Provide safe and simple activities such as folding towels, or matching socks.