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, March 25, 2008
I Sat Down, But Can't Get Up!
Muddear has been exhibiting a great deal of confusion this week. Initially, I had hoped it would pass, however, we are yet to experience a reprieve.
Two Monday's ago, not last night but the Monday before, as we were in the throes of our home improvement projects, we found Muddear up to a new trick. Each of us, kids included, were cleaning, moving, rearranging things within the home when Mike decided to sneak a peak into Muddear's room. Mike was so shocked that he had to call all of us in to take a look...
Muddear was sitting on the floor! No she was not hurt. No she did not fall, she simply got out of her wheelchair and sat on the floor. Why? "Because I wanted to sit down here for a change." Well, you cannot argue with that. The only problem...Muddear could not get up on her own.
So, while the rest of the family resumed their activities, I lifted Muddear up and placed her back in the wheelchair. She probably weighs about 90 - 95 pounds, so this feat was relatively easy. I knew you would not believe, it so I took pictures to prove it!