Tips for the Family

Repetition With The Elderly

By June 15, 2019 No Comments

Constant repetition of words, motions or behavior can be stressful for the person experiencing this and the person taking care of them. Here are some tips on how to handle this situation.

  • Reassure them, provide comfort and be patient
  • Try not to remind them, or yell at them, that they just asked the same question
  • Pay attention and recognize common repetitive behaviors, they could be trying to communicate an important need.

Repetition can act as a form of communication.. Sometimes mimicking this repetition will cheer them up and they will then cease to continue the same motion.

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