AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250

She Tells Her Son She’s Scared: Listen To How He Responds

People with Alzheimer’s are prone to feeling anxious, confused and scared. The fear of abandonment may drive them to constantly seek reassurance and make unreasonable demands of caregivers. In such situations, a few reassuring words can go a long way toward assuaging their anxiety.

Musician Joe Fraley’s mom, Judy Fraley, suffers from Alzheimer’s. Joe moved back in with his parents to take care of her. In this touching video, she asks confused questions and he patiently tries to reassure her in the only way he can.

Alzheimer’s is particularly distressing for the family of a sufferer because of the gradual mental deterioration and loss of memory it entails. Being called by a different name or not being recognized can be painful, but avoid making your hurt or fear apparent. Instead, be empathetic and patient. Your support and understanding will continue to be appreciated.

Proper AUT autismsite_abovevideo
Proper AUT autismsite_belowcontent
The Autism Site is a place where people can come together to support people who are affected by autism spectrum disorder. In addition to sharing inspiring stories, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on the red button to provide therapy for children and families living with autism spectrum disorders. Visit The Autism Site and click today - it's free!