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.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Still Confused

Poor Muddear...she is still confused. I don't know what to say to help her realize, understand, or accept day is day and night is night.

For the past several evenings, Muddear has become increasingly afraid. She continues to think that it is daytime, but due to severe weather it is unnaturally dark outside. She expresses much consternation over the fact that it is so dark outside when it really should be daylight.

In general this concerns me, because Muddear suffers from anxiety and experiences anxiety attacks. I try to counteract this fear by reassuring her that it is supposed to be dark. But personally, I don't want to add this to the list of things that bring on anxiety attacks. That list is long enough.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you have this site Dementia thoughts, your story is like my life. I am caring for my 89 year old mother with Alzhemier's and my mom too is confused of the night and day. She has become scard and restless. I find her many times coming out of her room and searching for me and seeing her eyes lite up when she sees me and then she feels better.

Nikki said...

Thanks for reading. I hope you return often. One of the main reason, I began this blog was because I felt alone. Like I was the only person experiencing things like this on a daily basis. As a result, I began to research Alzheimer's/Dementia to increase my knowlege and the posting has been therapuetic! Thing's that used to stress me out don't anymore and I have found an outlet to release the things that do.

You are a blessing to your mother. During my journey I have learned their are many people who would/could not make the sacrifice.

Please comment often, I love to hear the stories of others.