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
Teaching Now Living: Part 6- The Challenge of Bathing
July 19, 2017
Teaching Now Living - Part 14 - Repetition
December 4, 2017
Recently Elle has started following my sister and I around when we are at her house. This can be good because it means she is out of her chair and getting exercise. However she has a habit of keeping very close behind us with her walker as we move around the house, which isn’t very safe. One day I was organizing her closet and she would not stop hovering over me. I was changing her clothes from summer to winter in her closet and gave her shirts and sweaters to fold that kept her busy and gave her a feeling of contribution. She also loved sorting scarves by color.
Tip: Repetitive activity can stop the behavior, or at least put it at bay. Helping your loved one or patient to channel their time and energy in to repetitive tasks can buy the caregiver time and patience.