It’s important to share your stories with others because there is something to learn in every story. This story from Holly shows how with just a few words, she was able to calm down her friend and get her back to a happy state of mind.
About Christy Schmid
Christy is the daughter of John and Holly Schmid (owners of Best Alzheimer's Products). She began working with her parents to help with marketing and design and has since learned a lot about caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. She enjoys hearing and sharing people's stories so that everyone can learn from them. You can find a lot of them on this blog!
Entries by Christy Schmid
CHAPTER 3 : LOSING CONTROL OF HER LIFE
Jan has a reservation for a trial week at Advantage House, starting Saturday, June ninth. Linda will drive down from Maine to bring her mother there, along with her medications and whatever else she needs.
To help people feel useful and independent, caregivers can adjust daily tasks to make them easier and make conscious efforts to include a person with Alzheimer’s in as many activities as they can. We improve a person’s quality of life by prolonging that person’s independence, and by making her feel that she is being productive.
When someone has Alzheimer’s, they lose their newest memories first. Questions like “What did you do this morning?” or “How was lunch?” may be confusing or frustrating questions for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. But reminiscing about your loved one’s past can be a nice place to start a conversation.
The first few months without my sister were so peaceful, I made no effort to contact her. The months became swiftly passing years until a greeting from my niece appeared on my computer screen on January 1, 2007. Linda asked if I remembered telling her about my biggest fear on my eighty-fifth birthday. “Mom has it,” she wrote. “The dreaded Alzheimer’s.”
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is always a learning experience and we can all learn from each other. That is why it’s important to share your insights and experiences with the community. Please take this survey or respond in the comments of this post so that we can create the best Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips to […]
Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of it’s kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia. Started by 2 nurses who feared having to put their own parents in a traditional nursing home, ‘Dementia Village’ is a place where residents live a seemingly normal life, but are actually being watched by caregivers at all times. Residents are free to roam around, visiting shops, getting their hair done or being active in one of the 25 clubs available at Hogewey.
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