Oct 18, 2011

Alzheimer's Off the Top of My Head, I Wonder?

Some people wonder why, I wonder why not?

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

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I wonder what percentage of Alzheimer's caregivers are proud of themselves?

I wonder if AD caregivers take the time to think and reflect about what they are accomplishing?


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Many Alzheimer's caregivers have to deal with the anger of a person living with Alzheimer's disease. Many of them tell me this tends to be worse in the late afternoon or early evening.

I wonder if this problem could be alleviated by taking the patient out into bright light around 4 PM each day?

I wonder how many Alzheimer's caregivers have visited the Lakeview Ranch website?

The Lakeview Ranch takes care of the most difficult to care for Alzheimer's patients. I wonder how many AD caregivers looked at this page and tried to incorporate some of the activities into their daily routine?

I wonder how many AD caregivers can answer this question, what is the core body temperature of the Alzheimer's patient? I wonder if they take the temperature of the patient every day?

I wonder if persons working in memory care facilities know the core body temperature of each patient? I wonder if they take their temperature each day.

I wonder how many people know that when Dotty's temperature rises to 98.4 she is sick. Most often she has a urinary tract infection. Dotty's core body temperature is 97.6.

I wonder if AD caregivers are more likely to say, I will, I can, or s/he can't?

Do you wonder? What are you wondering about right now?

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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 2,910 articles with more than 652,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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