Jun 11, 2015

The importance of a rich daily environment in dementia care

I'm sitting here thinking to myself,  What is the day like for a dementia caregiver who is alone at home with the person living with Alzheimer's or dementia.

How rich is the environment you live in each day?

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For example, what kinds of activities are taking place? Are there lots of "dull" periods? Periods where nothing much is going on. Or, are there lots of activities to fill up the day?

I am also wondering how rich is the environment in spirit? Are you happy and conveying happiness to the person with Alzheimer's? Are you sad? Are you feeling mostly stressed?

Most important, are your thoughts mostly positive? Mostly negative? Or somewhere in between?

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Alzheimer's, How Rich is the Daily Environment?

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