Tips For Caregiver's

People with Alzheimer's disease frequently become more disoriented after dark or when waking. Leaving a night-light on in the bedroom may be helpful.


Saturday, January 6, 2007

The Brain Impacted

The impact of Dementia on the brain is both frightening and amazing. Its onset is not selective and its effects are mind bogging. Last week two of my stepson's cousins spent the weekend with us. Throughout their stay, all of the boys at various times, would go into Muddear's room to talk and spend some quality time with her. On the second day, Muddear tells Mike that she really needs to talk to him. Why? To report that random men have been seen in the building and she is very afraid. She questioned who they were and how long they would be present.

Now, I will admit, two of the boys are taller than 5 foot 5 inches. However, if you look at them, you can tell that they are still children as they are only 13 years old. Also, the third boy, my stepson, lives here and spends time with Muddear everyday. Mike reassured and comforted her and eventually (about 24 hours later) Muddear calmed down.

Until experienced first hand, the ravages of Dementia are unexplainable.

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