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Alzheimer’s Q&A

The stress a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia experiences when he or she changes living environments is termed “transfer trauma.”

Changing the routine and moving into an unfamiliar setting, usually from a comfortable home, can cause a great deal of unrest and anxiety for the person with Alzheimer’s.

This nervous tension that surrounds a move can be fairly significant for some and mild or nonexistent for others. There is no way to gauge how long the stress and anxiety may last — a few days or a few weeks.

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