A friend told me that she she didn’t feel comfortable with the fact that she seemed to be repeatedly correcting her mother. when it was time to eat, she would insist that he had just eaten and then she watched her mother become frustrated and angry. She finally realized that something had to change; and that something was her. She simply had to change her attitude towards her mother. . . written by Bob DeMarco.
The caregiver of an Alzheimer’s disease patient has to to decrease his/her stress as well as that of the person he/she is taking care of. If I tell my patient that it is time to take a shower, and he says; “I have just taken a shower,” it is not advisable to correct him even though it is a natural reaction. How about trying something else? Ask the patient which perfume she likes best or which soap to use; liquid or a bar. That way, she will be distracted and no longer insist that she had just showered. Showertime will no longer be a battle of wills, and can even be a pleasant experience for them both.