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Nov 21, 2019 · The (not so) Hidden Costs of Caregiving in Caregivers

So what are the right words to use?

Oct 31, 2019 · Ideas for Dinner / Evening / Bedtime Schedule Challenges? in Caregivers: Dementia

I may have posted wrong. I’m not too computer savvy. I’m the one that suggested she could wipe counters which always need to be done. How about sitting and giving her a newspaper if you get one. Sometimes the habit of reading newspaper comes back even though they aren’t reading. My sister can not tell you one thing she has read but pages slowly through a newspaper in the evenings. She also has a book of really easy sudoku puzzles. She can’t do them but she looks up the answers in the back and fills them in. It’s a little funny but hey it occupies her.

Oct 31, 2019 · Ideas for Dinner / Evening / Bedtime Schedule Challenges? in Caregivers: Dementia

My sister will wipe the counters especially after meals and even before. It takes her a long time.

Oct 31, 2019 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Yes! Colleen keep me in the dementia care givers’ group.

Sep 9, 2019 · Hygiene issues in Caregivers: Dementia

I’m interested in any and all responses as I have this same trouble with my sister. Please give me something that works.

Sep 9, 2019 · Protecting patient from getting infections from me & others in Caregivers

Brush them. We had one and we brushed her everyday and she never caused dirt trouble inside. We taught her the command “wait” and told her to wait outside the door while we brushed her or wiped her feet in the case of rainy mud. And then said “free” and she would go calmly inside. They are a super intelligent breed and love to learn commands and perform. Our daughter taught her “search” and “basket” and every night before bed she would search the house for her toys and put them away in the toy basket for us. Nice!!!!!

Jul 4, 2019 · Caregiving: I’m frustrated and exhausted. in Caregivers

That’s OK. Probably most of us speak autocorrect. I do and enjoy reading your posts.

Jun 25, 2019 · Caring for someone with dementia / Alzheimer's in Caregivers: Dementia

That was an amazingly thoughtful thing to donate your husband’s stuff to such a center. What a great model you are for the rest of us.