Your loved one may still be able to live and function independently in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, however, as the disease progresses the ability to handle simple daily tasks will diminish. These practical tips will help you and your loved one maintain an emotional balance and reduce stress.
- Establishing a routine will make each day more predictable and will minimize confusion. Difficult tasks, such as bathing should be scheduled when your loved one is most calm.
- Take your time and don’t be hurried. You should expect that things will take longer. Taking your time will minimize frustration on you and your loved one. It’s okay to put off or re-schedule a task for when you have more time.