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When a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, loved ones may struggle to find ways to help them feel productive and successful. As physical and cognitive losses mount, it is easy to focus on what they can’t do and overlook the skills and abilities that remain. We have some suggestions you can use to create more meaningful days for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
Structure and Routine to Support Memory Loss
Creating structure and routine for a person with Alzheimer’s helps them feel successful. That’s because a structured day requires less reliance on short-term memory, often lost early in the disease. It can also help reduce the anxiety and agitation common in adults with Alzheimer’s.
The positive feelings created by productive days and meaningful experiences linger long after the actual memories of the day are lost.
6 Tips for Creating a Structured Day for Adults with Alzheimer’s
Here are a few suggestions to help Alzheimer’s caregivers create a productive, structured day:
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