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.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Things That Should Be Left Unsaid

Yesterday, Tuesday, was Sharon (the aide's) first day at work this week, because Muddear was still at Brookwood for her respite stay on Monday.

Sharon prepared breakfast for Muddear then woke her up to eat as is her morning routine. On this particular morning, which is quite common, Muddear wanted to go back to sleep after she had eaten breakfast and taken her morning medications. Sharon is really good at maintaining Muddear's regular schedule, therefore going back to sleep was not an option. Apparently, Muddear was not happy about this decision and began to fuss at Sharon. Considering Muddear's fussing is quite normal, Sharon never allows this behavior to deter her.

Unfortunately, Muddear became very upset and said to Sharon..."The only reason you won't let me go back to bed is because I'm Black!"

Thank God Sharon understands that Muddear has Dementia and didn't take it personally. How embarrassing!

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