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Sara H.

Hi Lisa,

This happened to my dad when I first had to leave him in the nursing home.  As heartbreaking as this is to hear, and as many times as you are there to reassure them that this is only temporary, it could continue for weeks or months.  Your best option is to accept the fact that you will continue to hear this plea and learn to expect it and try forms of distraction and redirection.  Hope that helps!