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, June 22, 2008

Almost a Fall

Muddear gave us a little scare this morning. She had a "slight" fall when attempting to transfer from her bed to the wheelchair.

While eating breakfast, I was startled by Little Mike calling me to hurry upstairs to Muddear's room. "She fell and I can't lift her!" When I arrived in her room, Muddear was stretched between the bed and the wheelchair, holding on for dear life. Fortunately, she didn't actually hit the floor, so she wasn't hurt - just a little rattled. I think Little Mike was a little rattled himself.

Although a little confused for the rest of the day, there were no more incidents. We have been watching Muddear more closely today and providing more assistance when she attempts to transfer.

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