When Someone with Dementia Says, “I want to go home.”

Amanda Denny

Posted by Amanda Denny on June 2, 2017

Most caregivers are initially caught off guard when someone with dementia pleads, “I want to go home!” Often times, this request is made when the person is already at home. Rather than responding with reality orientation (e.g. “You are home!” or “This is your home now!”), it’s usually much more helpful and compassionate to dig a little deeper and explore their notion of “home.”

Topics: Dementia Home Care, Going Home