My dad has some memory loss but is growing back to walking in PT & growing stronger with diagogue. In other words he is not declining greatly or rapidly but I have seen him a few times in the nursing home even while I am visitng roll his wheelchair up to a wall for no apparent reason & sit there. Not sure why someone would do this. Considering he has enough cognition to carry on a simple conversation & ask for things he wants I am puzzled. Does anyone on here have alzheimer's training or experience & do you know what this might mean? Most of the time he doesn't just sit still which is good because you want them using their legs by scooting around but it's usually up & down the hallways. I don't know why they would scoot up to a wall & face it for a few minutes.
If it was me facing the walls it would mean I don't want to be bothered.You need to talk to your Dad?It's not dementia the cause.He remembers the walls.