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FatherDaughteriS-_I_Want_to_Go_Home___Guidance_for_Alzheimer_s_Caregivers-iStock-609806090Dear Candid Caregiver: My dad is having around-the-clock home care, which was his choice early on when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He’s in the later stages now, but he keeps telling his caregivers, including me when I take a shift, that he wants to go home. I read an article that you wrote where you said that asking to go home didn't necessarily mean any particular home, but your comments were directed toward the idea of someone living in a nursing home. ..

Carol is The Candid Caregiver

Read the full article on HealthCentral to learn more about how to respond to your loved one who wants to "go home."

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