Dummy text : Alzheimer's caregiving takes patience and flexibility. As an Alzheimer’s patient loses one ability after another, a caregiver faces tests of stamina, problem-solving, and resiliency. Maintaining your emotional and physical fitness is crucial, not just for you but also for the person you’re caring for. To reduce frustration, consider these tips for daily tasks — from limiting choices and reducing distractions to creating a safe environment. Preparing yourself, understanding your loved one’s experience, and seeking support from others can help you succeed on the caregiving journey.
A man with Alzheimer's disease may end up unsettled when once-basic work ends up troublesome. To avoid difficulties and simplify dissatisfaction:
Schedule wisely Plan a routine to make every day more cheerful, simpler. People with Alzheimer's disease are capable of learning and following schedules. Often it is best to plan routine tasks, such as bathing or medical appointments, when the person is most aware and fresh.
Take your time Things are going to take longer than they used to and you need to expect that. The person with Alzheimer's disease might have breaks often. Schedule more time for tasks so that you don't need to hurry him or her.
Involve the person Make your loved one to do work as much as possible with the less assistance. For example, they can wear their clothes, clean themselves independently if you lay out in the order they go on.
Provide choices Fewer options are better but give the person with Alzheimer's disease choices every day. For example, provide two outfits to choose from, ask if he or she prefers a hot or cold beverage, or ask if he or she would rather go for a walk or see a movie.
Provide simple instructions People with Alzheimer's disease can recognize and process clear and simple instructions quickly.
Reduce distractions Turn off the TV and reduce the distractions at the time of having food and during conversations to make it easier for the person with Alzheimer's disease to pay attention to his actions.