In order to care for and manage a person living with dementia effectively a consistent routine and lots of activity are necessary.
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What Helps Dementia Patients Sleep
chose to read the following information and article.
It is clear to me that many of the problems that are common to Alzheimer's caregivers should be addressed by increased activity; and that, increased activity, at just the right time, might be a full or partial solution to a problem.
For example, I noticed that day after day Dotty would become dull, bored, "not there", and often mean spirited around 4 PM. I decided to address this issue head on.
It seemed to me that the first thing I had to do was change the dynamic. Change what we were doing around that time of day.
In other words, "get out in front of the problem". Start doing something before it happened.
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