When Alzheimer’s Becomes Fixated

Recently I sat with a man that had Alzheimer’s.  One of the side effects of the disease that was a common occurrence was that he became fixated on

People with Alzheimer's often become fixated on certain things
People with Alzheimer’s often become fixated on certain things


So what do you do when your loved one becomes fixated?

  • Try to divert attention
  • Try to change the subject
  • Change the location of scenery—such as another room
  • Sing a song
  • Read a story
  • Discuss a memory
  • May be tired and need to sleep

As with all things with this disease, sometimes these tips work and other times they don’t.

What does your loved one become fixated on?  How do you distract him/her?

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