TIPS FOR THE CAREGIVER
Make the patient keep a diary to note down anything he/ she wants. Keep an identity card in the patient’s pocket, in case they lose their way outside. Make everything very simple for them. Set a routine to help him/ her follow a list of daily activities. Make everything minimalistic, and do not change the surroundings or the furniture. Keep their mind occupied. The mind is like a machine, if not used, dust will settle on it. Doing mind activities clears the dust. A patient may forget things, or repeat a question 20 times, which makes it difficult for the caregiver. Try to treat them like a child, and keep them busy to avoid this behavioural pattern. Don’t argue or debate with or take personal offence to what the patient says.