Constant crying is very often a sign of depression, which affects people living with Alzheimer’s at a higher than average rate.

  • Ask your loved one’s physician to evaluate them for depression.
  • Speak to the action directly. For example: “You seem sad. Could you tell me what you are sad about?”
  • Reassure your loved one with verbal support and offer a physical expression of reassurance like a hug or hand holding.
  • Redirect the individual to a favorite activity.
  • Play comforting music.