Ideas for Dinner / Evening / Bedtime Schedule Challenges?
I’m challenged to keep my mom occupied during the hours while I make dinner and when she goes to bed (usually 4-5 hours.)
I need to focus on my tasks of cooking, clean-up and any evening chores and I don’t know how to keep my mom occupied.
TV might work for an hour or so. But most of the time she wanders and says, “What should I be doing?”, or, “I want to go home.”
I’m sure part of the problem is that I’m working in a different room…she’s anxious when she can’t see me.
Mom is not content to pull up a chair in the kitchen and watch me.
And she is completely unable to help in almost any way–her OCD and inability to carry out the steps of any task cause her to give up in frustration after about 30 seconds, and then she wanders away.
Thanks for your thoughts!