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Repetition

 

  • 7/10
    2013
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    Caregiver Advice on Repetitious Behavior

    Understand all your loved one can still do. Plan fun activities together. Do not correct your loved one if they start to repeat. Some caregivers carry a card with them to identify their Alzheimer’s disease. read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    Coping with a Person with Alzheimer's that Constantly Repeats Oneself

    It’s hard to practice patience when you are a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Why does a person with dementia ask the same question repeatedly? The answer is actually pretty straightforward. The hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is short-term forgetfulness and most of the other dementias also impact memory. The… read more

  • 7/16
    2013
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    Holding a Conversation with Your Loved One Who is Repetitive

    “Mom, you keep getting your shoes out of the closet then putting them away. Are you anxious about the doctor’s appointment today?” “Mom, you keep asking me what’s for dinner and it is still several hours away. Why don’t we have an apple?” “I’m sorry if I seem frustrated today, Mom. I am just having… read more

  • 7/8
    2013
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    How Can I Get a Person with Alzheimer's to Stop Humming All The Time?

    The challenge of caregiving isn’t always the big things; it’s the little things that can push you over the edge. It is understandable why a loved one’s humming behavior, while seemingly a little thing, is annoying. If your loved one is behaving this way, it could have a number of causes. Alzheimer’s disease and the… read more

  • 8/12
    2013
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    Overview: Repetition

    Because of your loved one’s memory loss, they could repeat the same phrase, question or task over and over again. While this behavior is not likely dangerous, it can be frustrating for you and other family members. Or puzzling for children, as some of you may discover. You might notice that your loved one is… read more

  • 7/16
    2013
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    Preventing Repetitive Behavior

    Tune in to your loved one’s daily routine. Identify a few of your loved one’s distractions that could change their course. Surround your loved one with love and attention—this may help ease repetitive actions. Keep your journal current with clues that could lead to repetitive actions. read more

  • 7/15
    2014
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    Responding to Repetition

    The following tips are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.   ©2013 Alzheimer's Association, reused with permission. The main cause of behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer's and other progressive dementias is the deterioration of brain cells, which causes a decline in the individual's ability to make… read more

  • 7/15
    2013
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    Tactics to Help with Repetition

    Encourage your loved one to find the answer to the question they keep repeating. Your loved one may become anxious about future events, which can lead to repetition—avoid mentioning the trip until a short time before it takes place. Reassure your loved one that they are safe and loved. Try letting the repetitive actions run… read more

  • 7/10
    2013
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    Talking with a Loved One Who is Repetitive

    Redirect. Use touch. Listen for clues. read more

  • 7/23
    2013
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    Tips on Repetition and Your Loved One

    Educate your loved ones to help them understand the situation. Keep your loved one with dementia busy and active. Think about attending a support group. read more

  • 7/16
    2013
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    When They Ask the Same Question Multiple Times

    It is very common for people with Alzheimer’s Disease to ask the same question over and over and to get “stuck” on a certain topic. One thing you can do is gently redirect them into an activity or into a different conversation. You can answer the question first, and then say, “Dad, would you like… read more

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