How to respond when someone with dementia begs to go home

It was heartbreaking. The moment he saw his wife, John would begin pleading with her to take him home. He had dementia and was living in a memory care facility. His wife visited him every single day. Listening to his repeated pleas to go home left her feeling guilt-ridden and exhausted.
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20 things to know if you love someone with dementia

Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s hard to love someone with dementia. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. After several years of providing progressively more care for her at home, about two years ago she moved into a lovely memory care facility.
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Learning to live a full life when you have early stage Alzheimer’s disease

After cancer, Alzheimer’s disease is the second most feared disease in America. Right now, about 5.2 million people in this country are living with Alzheimer’s. Each year, the number grows. That’s because baby boomers continue to age and, in general, people are living longer. By 2025 — 10 years from now — it’s estimated that more than 7 million people in the United States will have Alzheimer’s. No wonder we worry.
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Home for the Holidays: Tips for Traveling with a Loved One with Dementia

Every holiday season Ray and his wife Camille fly to Michigan to spend time with their daughter and her family. They’ve been doing it for the past decade and have never missed a year. But things are different now. Ray has dementia and Camille is worried that the trip may be too much for him — and also for her. Because Ray is still in the early stages of dementia and is really looking forward to the trip, Camille has decided to do whatever she can to make it work. Her first step was to contact the Alzheimer’s Association for some travel advice. She learned that planning ahead is critical. 
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You Can’t Argue with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s

By Diane Atwood, who writes the Advantage Home Care Blog. My mother has Alzheimer’s. I try to learn as much as I can about the disease and how to handle the myriad issues that are always coming up. I know, for instance, that you should never argue with someone who has Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia.
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Caregiver Stress: It’s a Brand New Day

If you are caring for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s likely that you often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and cranky. And you’re probably really hard on yourself for feeling that way. Welcome to the world of caregiving. You are not alone.
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An Important Link Between Bladder Infections and Dementia

As we age, our immune systems tend to get weaker, making us more vulnerable to infections of all kinds. One of the most common infections in elderly people is a urinary tract (UTI) or bladder infection. A UTI can happen at any age, but there’s another thing that comes with advanced age that increases the risk.
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