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.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Last night, if you are located in the Midwest, you were subjected like we were to a barrage of snow and ice.

This may result in many different situations for you, for example school closings, longer commutes, office closings, and more, but what that always means for me in addition to all of the above is Muddear has a sleepover. Last night, in what has become Sharon's normal routine at the first mention of snow, Muddear had a sleepover.

The funny thing...I think Muddear truly enjoys the idea that someone is spending the night with the sole intention of spending time with her. Sharon brings her own blanket and pillow and camps out on the futon in Muddear's room. Even though I tell her to sleep on the sofa bed in the family room, Sharon always politely declines - preferring to sleep in Flossie's room. The two of them gab for hours like schoolgirls and the next thing you know, Muddear is fast asleep. gotta love Sharon's dedication!


Glorious Hats said...

Sort of a continuation of the "there is a girl in every woman" theme. Sounds much like my sister-in-law and myself on visits to each other. Of course here, her little brother gets involved too. But at her home it is just us "girls" and it is indeed a special girl time.

So glad it works out well for all.

njm said...

You are right! I think about how my best friend several years ago had a slumber party for her birthday. It was so much fun! My fiance, who is now my husband, thought "that is so wierd", but not to us girls!