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When am I getting out of here? What do you say?
Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2023 3:02 PM
Joined: 12/20/2022
Posts: 10

My LO  is in MC. But where ever she is, she  constantly says, "I can't wait to get out of here." "I am a prisoner." "Where am I going next?" What do you all say to your LOs in these circumstances?

She is in a new place near me. But she said the same thing at the before.  I need a response that won't upset her and will let her feel heard.

I understand trying to convince her is both pointless and upsetting to her but I don't know what to say. Any ideas are welcome.



Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2023 4:04 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 21306

Anything that she will accept...electricity off, gas leak, painters, floor being redone. broken water main, roof repair.........
Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2023 4:50 PM
Joined: 9/17/2022
Posts: 49

My LO lives in a very nice log house he built 50 years ago. My wife and I loved into his basement 4 months ago in order to take care of him. He has a quickly developing case of alzheimers. Back towards the beginning of october, he starting asking if this is his house. He asks this question several times daily. On top of all of this, he keeps telling me that he wants to move back into his old house, which has the same address as the house we are living in. I keep telling him…”This IS YOUR HOUSE”. But, he doesn’t get it. 

These types of statements/questions are unanswerable. It is very hard to change that direction of his conversation. Sometimes we take him for rides. But then we have to bring him back from where we started. This keeps his mind quiet for a while, but then he starts all over again. 

it is a reall battle

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