Alzheimer's Disease

7 Caregiver Responses to "I Want to Go Home"


It's about comfort

Communicate love with body language

Avoid long explanations

Distract and redirect

Carry through

Be creative

It's not your fault

The takeaway

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack


Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at