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Daily Living Tips for the Person Living with Alzheimer's/Dementia: April 2022 Tip Tuesday

Tips for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers. These tips are posted every week on OFC's social media channels - Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Have a tip you'd like us to share? Email Katie.


Tip Tuesday April 5, 2022

Set up a daily routine.

Benefits to a daily routine: -stress reduction -sense of control -better sleep -maintain function -eating at same times during the day (can help with other health issues too)


Tip Tuesday 4/12/22

Reminisce

Look through photo albums, watch home videos, share stories, go on a scenic drive to a special place, make a favorite recipe, work on a special project - anything to stir up memories, give hope, and reinstate confidence about who they are and what they can do.


Tip Tuesday 4/19/22 Exercise*

Not only can exercise make the person living with dementia feel better, but it can give them purpose and help them build confidence as well. Gentle exercises, such as stretching and walking, will also help keep their bodies healthy.

*Always consult with a doctor before starting any exercise program.


Tip Tuesday 4/26/22

Encourage Socialization -attend day programs -see friends and family -use simple sentences -speak slowly and deliberately -ask one question at a time -reduce distractions, like the TV

Socializing may help orient the person to time and place as well as reduce feelings of isolation and depression.




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