Is It Ok To Take An Alzheimers Patient Out Of Assisted Living On Weekends.

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Is It Ok To Take An Alzheimers Patient Out Of Assisted Living On Weekends.

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It's an excellent idea to take an alzheimers patient out of assisted living on weekends if he/she is compliant and you are familiar enough to know how to handle the person. Also, it is best when the environment into which you are taking this person is one which does not overly excite him/her. You, being responsible to this person, must be ready for others possibly staring at you. I'm not saying it's right, just that some people do NOT understand Alzheimers/dementia. I once saw a family come into a restaurant. One member of the family, an adult woman, carried and caressed a doll. Some people in the restaurant looked at them in disgust. I personally thought each to his own...live and let live...who was she hurting? I applaud the family for caring enough to take their loved one out to eat! Hope I've made some sense and possibly helped! Leah

Answered by Leah