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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alzheimer's Patients Often Feel Abandoned



When I left Dotty alone she quickly became scared, confused, anxious, and I soon learned she feared that I was going to abandon her.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
 

Alzheimer's Patients Often Feel Abandoned
Does you Alzheimer's patient get angry, act mean, and start accusing you of things that just were not true? Any of these?

Do you leave your patient alone while you go to work? Are they angry or difficult to deal with when you come home?

Do you sometimes go out for 15 minutes or hours and leave your Alzheimer's patient alone?

When you return, or shortly after you return are they mean, or difficult to handle?

If so, then it is likely they are feeling some type of abandonment. 


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