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 16- Consistency of a Schedule
January 26, 2018
Ellie’s personal assistant has been working inconsistent days over the past three months due to personal issues. This is extremely confusing to Ellie and she can become frustrated over it. When she is unsure of her schedule the following day Ellie will often lose sleep, or call her daughters repeatedly with questions.
Tip: People suffering from memory loss are more likely to succeed with familiarity. Maintaining a schedule or routine when possible will help avoid confusion. Disruptions in daily routines can sometimes elevate anxiety and often make it difficult to return to a normal schedule. Daily routines provide us with a sense of comfort and control over our lives.