Why Does Your Parent with Dementia Tell You They Want to Go Home?

Having a loved one with dementia comes with many challenges. People with dementia often exhibit behavioral changes that are disturbing and difficult to manage. One common behavior is asking caregivers to take them home or saying that they want to go home repeatedly when they are at home. Understanding the behavior and how to respond to it can make the behavior a little less challenging. The Reasons Behind the Behavior First, it’s important to know that “home” may mean different things. They ... Read more

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors as a Caregiver for a Senior with Dementia

If your senior has been diagnosed with dementia, you may have also started to see some challenging behaviors cropping up. These types of behaviors can be jarring for you as your aging adult's caregiver because they're usually not in line with what you know about your family member's personality. You Can't Control Your Aging Adult's Behavior Your elderly family member's behavior is not something that you can control. What you can control is how you react to the behavior, how you manage ... Read more