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.