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.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Running Errands

Yesterday, Mike and I bundled up Muddear and ran a gazillion errands! We left the house around 1:15 in the afternoon and did not return until 9:30 that night.

Muddear was great! She ate cookies offered by the managers at the furniture store. She ate Gold Star Chili while I made numerous returns and exchanges at the mall. And accidentally locked us out of the car when Mike and I quickly ran into HH Greg to purchase a television. We were tickled that Muddear momentarily forgot what button to push to let us back into the car.

Overall Muddear had a really good time. It was wonderful to get out of the house WITH my darling husband than without him. We often spend little time together outside of the house, because one of us must stay at home with Muddear so the other can run errands. It was great once again to find pleasure in the mundane.

As the evening wore on, I could tell that Muddear was getting tired as we all were. During our last stop - HH Greg - Muddear mentioned that the bathroom was calling her name. She reasurred us that a special stop at a restaurant would not be necessary as long as we were heading straight home after this stop. Within 10 minutes after this conversation, we were pulling into the familiar spot in our driveway.

Muddear, looking quite alarmed, stated "I thought we were going home! I don't live here - I moved a couple of months ago!"

Go figure!

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