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 18-Changing Vocabulary
March 7, 2018
Ellie had been saying "you know" for the last year to cover up her lack of memory.This was a new phrase in her vocabulary. When in a conversation it is not uncommon for Ellie to lose her train of thought and use this phrase as a cover. Recently she stopped saying "you know" and after a statement will say "and" instead and wait for another person to interject.
TIP: In the early stages of dementia, 25% of words are lost and in the middle stages closer to 50% of words are lost. As a caregiver we need to speak slowly not loudly, make the message clear, use short sentences, and be patient and not rush the individual while conversing with them. It will result in more concise thoughts and successful conversations with the patient.