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False accusations of theft

False accusations of theft

by TEAM ALZLIVE
Administrator

Quick tips for when you are subject to a false accusation of theft:

  • Don’t argue. Your loved one’s complaint seems real to them.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Keep a journal to determine if there are times of day or situations that can cause your loved one to be paranoid. (from HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com)

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