Health Tip: If a Person With Alzheimer's Is Confused

By on July 11, 2011

Many people with Alzheimer’s disease may become upset, fearful and agitated when confused.

The Alzheimer’s Association suggests how to calmly respond when a person with Alzheimer’s becomes confused or disoriented:

  • Don’t take any comments personally.
  • Stay calm, and try not to react if your feelings are hurt.
  • Offer an explanation, but keep it simple and brief.
  • Show your loved one photos or other familiar reminders to help him or her remember.
  • Approach someone from the front — where he or she can see you — rather than the back.
  • Always be gentle, instead of scolding.

Source: HealthDay

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