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Imagine that your brain is falling apart, bits of it breaking up here and there, some parts squeeking and not working right. Your needs become different. We often feel that a person with Alzheimer's needs to enjoy what the did before to be happy, it's not true. It's up to us as the caregivers to reevaluate, readjust and respond. If what makes her happy is looking at the same magazine over and over, hey it's reruns. Why not. If he likes to just sit at his desk for hours and sort thru photos, alright! Encourage their small pleasures, it's theirs to have. It's often like watching them return to childhood, enjoy the innocence and simplicity.