Daily Dementia Dose: Why do my loved one keeps on asking the same question again and again?

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Why do dementia patients keep on asking the same question again and again?

Sometimes it’s really irritating for us caregivers.

Actually, they’re not asking the same question because they want to know the answer. They’re asking the question because they have insecurities.

They have fear within themselves. I know it’s really irritating that you have already answered the question, but sometimes you have to be in their position.

To be in their shoes. To know what’s going on.

People with dementia, they forget everything and they want to know what’s going on, and they have this fear.

If your loved ones or your patients ask you the same questions, you can reassure them that you are there to take care of them.


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Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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