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.


Monday, July 23, 2007

We're Back

We are officially "back" and have picked Muddear up from her respite stay. Kudos to Brookwood Retirement Community. As always they did a fantastic job with Muddear. I am never afraid to leave her there when necessary. I am not burdened by incessant phone calls that cause me great anxiety whenever I see the nursing home number for fear that something has gone terribly wrong. She was clean, well fed, and happy - what more could I ask for?

Muddear was dressed and ready to go when I arrived. She was very talkative and discussed at length the great time she had while at Brookwood.

"I had a good time, but I can't wait to go home. There's no place like home."
"I am glad that you enjoyed your stay."
"Yes, yes and I am tired. I want to go home and get some rest. I have been so busy while I was here."
"Really? What did you do?"
"All day I was wheeling back and forth, up and down the hall. We had lunch in this room and dinner in that room. All that travelling just about wore me out!"

I sat back and thought to myself, Muddear is simply adorable!

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