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9 Mistakes to Avoid When Caregiving for Someone Living With Alzheimer's

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Man caregiving for senior relative.
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Man arguing with senior father.
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Arguing


Woman with her senior mother.
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Expecting everyone with dementia – or even everyone with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type – to be the same


Man pointing a finger.
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Shaming


Adult holding a child's hand.
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Treating people living with dementia like children


Caregiver and senior woman.
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Stripping people living with dementia of their dignity by doing everything for them


Stressed senior man.
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Assuming that they are wrong when they tell you someone is stealing from them or physically or emotionally abusing them


Woman comforting senior man.
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Assuming that they are right when they tell you someone is stealing from them or abusing them


Senior taking pills.
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Reaching for drugs to settle difficult behaviors


Pill organizer.
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Categorically refusing drugs


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