It seemed every day I would receive more and more calls from my mother, just to ask about the time of day. The early stages of Alzheimer's has had mad...
Teaching Now Living: Part 3- Time of Day Confusion
April 21, 2017
Sarah the Professional shares the trials and tribulations of caring for her Mother while she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. On top of caring f...
Teaching Now Living: Introduction
April 13, 2017
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Teaching Now Living:Part 4 - Eating - Tastes that Remain
June 26, 2017
Teaching Now Living
Ellie and her personal care assistant go to a local coffee shop twice a week for breakfast and coffee. Her assistant noticed she was always ordering a breakfast sandwich with bacon then taking the bacon off and saving it. Her daughters noticed miscellaneous containers in the fridge with bacon while doing their weekly cleaning. When they asked about the bacon Ellie ordered her daughters to leave it be.
The next time her daughter brought over a salad for her mother’s dinner, her Mom asked her to crumble two pieces of bacon in the salad. One of Ellie’s grandsons even noticed she was crumbling bacon in her fettucine alfredo another night.
Tip: As the disease progresses, individuals will eat less and less. The tastes of sweet and salty remain and can be utilized to enhance the flavor of food to increase consumption. Pouring maple or chocolate syrup over potatoes, vegetables, and ground meat can make them more appetizing for an individual with advanced dementia.