Jun 18, 2011

Adult Day Care, My Mom Loved it

I would take her in and she would sit at a table, the morning news would be on the big TV, they would bring her a cup of coffee and a roll or toast. Each adult was assigned little 'jobs' to do.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

In my opinion, the information that has the greatest impact comes from caregivers that describe a positive experience or outcome.

From this point of view, I would say in the last few weeks the Alzheimer's Reading Room has been full of wonderful, uplifting, and positive comments from readers.

I have an advantage because I get to read all the comments, even those that come in long after an article has been published. I know that most readers don't take the time to go back and see if additional information (comments) have been added by readers under previous articles.

I believe the comments section is one of the most important features of this blog. As a result, I decided to make an effort to bring forward comments from readers so that others can benefit from the advice, insight, and experience.


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I really enjoyed reading this comment from our reader Jedda. This is one of 30 comments that appear under the article Alzheimer's Caregiver Bridget.

Jedda wrote:
A very encouraging response! I totally agree with the Adult Day Care, my Mom loved it. We checked out the facility and made sure it would be a good fit for her. When we stared taking her, we told her she was going to 'help out'.

I would take her in and she would sit at a table, the morning news would be on the big TV, they would bring her a cup of coffee and a roll or toast. Each adult was assigned little 'jobs' to do. Mom's job was folding dish towels.

She went 2-3 times a week, they did crafts, went for drives in the van, had sing-a-longs. There were big windows with bird feeders outside so they could watch the birds. It was great!

I also liked the bright light suggestion. The curtains have been pushed back in my Mom's home and what a difference it makes! She had a favorite dark red couch she likes to lie on but I bought a baby blue cover for it and not only did she love it but it makes the room so bright but soft.

There is not substitute for the love and care of an Alzheimer's caregiver.



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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 2,680 articles with more than 512,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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