How can you help a person with dementia adapt to a new caregiver at home when he has been looked after by one person previously? The person with dementia insists that he wants to be with me, or alone. I work from home, but need to go to the office sometimes. I've hired people and he does OK with them, but afterwards he turns into a furious gremlin with me and insists he doesn't want anyone in the house with him.

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Rachael Wonderlin has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of two published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. She owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting company.

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