Coping

How to deal with certain behaviors and habits of your charge.

How to Deal With Accusations of Theft

How to Deal With Accusations of Theft

by TEAM ALZLIVE
Administrator

What to do when your loved one insists someone’s been stealing from them:

1. Don’t argue: Your loved one’s complaint seems real to them.

2. Divert attention: Tell your loved one you will help them look for the misplaced item but “find” something else (like an old photo or cassette) distract them along the way.

3. Allay their fears: Tell them whatever’s necessary. If they think a bracelet was stolen, for example, tell them, “I’ve just taken it to be cleaned.”



About the author

Team AlzLive

Read All Articles by Team Read More Read Less

You might also enjoy:

Should you ever use a restraint? (Sometimes, maybe)

The word "restraints" evokes unpleasant scenes. But here's a contrarian opinion. Open your mind, and…

TIPS: Helping Kids Navigate Alzheimer’s

When your child’s grandparent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s: 1. Be Honest. Give children a simple…

Memory-booster tip: have more fun

Here's a memory-booster we can really get behind: have more fun. A study published by the Harvard School…

"I Want To Go Home"

What to do when your loved one insists on going home: 1. Don't argue: Don’t tell your loved one…

comments powered by Disqus