Susan Frick, Expert

Susan Frick is a social worker at the Rush University Alzheimer's Disease Center in Chicago. She has worked in the fields of Alzheimer's care and long-term care for 20 years.

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Does Alzheimer's disease cause my mother's rummaging behavior? — Nov 19, 2007
Yes, it's probably related to the Alzheimer's. Rummaging behavior is very common. She may be looking for something she can't quite remember, or for something real. She may ...
What's the diplomatic way to handle wild accusations by a parent with Alzheimer's? — Nov 14, 2007
Reassure the neighbor that you know full well she's not doing any of those things, and thank her for her valuable help. Remind her that this behavior is common among people...