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 22-Technology to Decrease Stress of Individual with Dementia and their Caregiver
July 2, 2018
Ellie's grandson set up a voice-controlled media player in her home when she was in the early stages of Dementia (Stage 4). He taught Ellie to play her favorite music communicating by speaking with the player. Ellie now not only plays music, she asks it the time and weather as well. When her daughters bring over dinner Ellie can be directed to ask it the repetitive questions on her mind and not her daughters. This helps to decrease the Caregiver's stress level and listening to music helps to keep Ellie calm. Ellie enjoys playing her music independently and being able to speak with her media player around the clock.
Tip: Introduce technology in the early stage of Dementia