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When a Loved One With Dementia Thinks You're Stealing

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Why your loved one accuses you


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Don’t take the accusation personally


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Join them in their world


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The hearing aid in the lamp


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Voice tone and body language are important


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Keep duplicates of special items when possible


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If money is an issue, try business cards


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Look for support from people who’ve been there


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The takeaway


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

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 www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.