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The Heartbreaking Lament: "I Want to Go Home!"

WheelchairmanOne of the most heartbreaking things caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s hear is “I want to go home.” The request is often repeated many times a day, even though the person is, to our way of thinking, home. Anyone who has tried saying, “But you are home!” will know that logic doesn’t work. What can a caregiver do?

View slideshow on HealthCentral for ideas on how to cope with "I want to go home."

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