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Month: July 2016

Alzheimer’s Patients Don’t Like to Be Alone

Alzheimer’s Patients Don’t Like to Be Alone

While working with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients over the years, I’ve noticed most of them don’t like to be alone.  This could be because of the confusion the disease creates. Sometimes the disease demands they are not alone because of their actions, also. However, some of the reasons I’ve noticed this are: Need reassurance not alone Need reassurance someone cares about them and loves them Need guidance to know what’s next Need comforting when they are confused What reasons have…

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When A Loved One is Dying

When A Loved One is Dying

I often see on message boards questions about loved ones that are in the end stages of life. Often this includes loved ones: Seeing people that others can’t see Talking to people others can’t see in the room Reaching up or out towards others Making comments such as “He’s so beautiful” or “heaven is beautiful” Mentioning loved ones long deceased Even claiming to have a glimpse of heaven and sharing what was seen Open eyes when in a coma and…

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