The daily tasks that we each have should be as familiar to us as the back of our hand, however, with a mental incapacity such as Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia, may find it very difficult to do something as simple as operating their television, DVD Player or even the microwave. As their caregiver, you may find food or drinks left in the microwave, on the stove or in the oven that the person simply forgot that they put in there to warm up in order to eat or drink.
Along those same lines, dates, seasons or passages of time are forgotten just the same. They may start out on a task and forget where they were headed or get there and forget how to get back. That is why you need to be there to show them. When you do, you are proving yet again that With Age Comes Respect.
Keeping your clients safe is the name of the game. Another way to do this is if your clients have vision issues to do Alzheimer’s or Dementia. If this happens, your clients may not be able to read, judge distance or determine color or contrast any longer. Combined with not being able to get to and from, your clients should no longer drive. It is simply not a benefit to their overall health!