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How to Deal With Rummaging Behavior

Many people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia frequently rummage through drawers, closets and cabinets, day after day. This common dementia behavior can make many families anxious and upset, and also may result in displaced or missing household objects.

In this video, you'll learn practical answers to these questions about this behavior:

  • Why do people with dementia rummage?
  • When is rummaging dangerous?
  • How can rummaging be stopped?
  • Can rummaging behavior be turned into productive activity?