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.

~WebMd

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Simple Answers to Simple Questions

Last night, after giving Muddear her nighttime medication, she asked...

"Is there a light on in here?"
"No."
"Is there a fire in the fireplace?"
"No, there is no fireplace in your room."
"Oh, that's good to know."

Sometimes, it's easier to go along with the program than to provide long explanations with the hope of bringing clarity. An explanation tonight, is forgotten tomorrow. A disagreement last night is like a dream the next day. Preserving dignity for your loved one at the moment, is more important than being right.

Being a caregiver for someone with dementia continues to instill patience and wisdom within me.

2 comments:

Glorious Hats said...

Right on! Hugs, Jane

Nikki said...

At times like these, I always find myself in a quandry. It can be difficult to decide what should be said and what shouldn't. It is a daily learning experience.