Keeping your care givers on the same page.
When a loved one develops dementia/Alzheimer's, they may begin to develop changes in balance and muscle strength as well as changes to the brain. Occupational and physical therapists work with these patients, and their families and caregivers to enhance and adjust the patient's environment to fit his/her needs. Using the "How to Help Me" section of the Care Card, therapists can communicate to caregivers and family members what the patient needs most help with in terms of daily activities like dressing, bathing, and eating.
If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia or know someone who does, The Memory Kit can help.