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Elders’ Sense of Home Frustrates Caregiver’s Best Intentions

Posted Feb 07 2010 12:00am

Dear Carol: My mother is in mid-to-late-stage Alzheimer’s. She is in a very good nursing home, and I visit her almost every day. She breaks my heart because she keeps saying, “I want to go home.” Her home was sold as she couldn’t live in it. What do I say? – Gwen

Dear Gwen: This is a heart-wrenching problem many people face. The fact is, most people with dementia who keep saying “I want to go home.”

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