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Tactics to Help with Repetition

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Posted July 15, 2013

 

  • 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 their course.

  • Ask your loved one to tell you more about their concerns—sometimes drawing out the conversation can stop the repetition.

  • If your loved one is using repetitive phrases or movements, this can be due to a noisy or stressful surroundings or boredom.

  • Keep your loved one engaged in activities they used to enjoy.

  • Try distracting your loved one with their favorite treat or song when they are repeating words or questions.

  • If your loved one becomes fixated on an object, distract them and remove.

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