Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s 12.05.14

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Two things I’d like to share today are:

  • Alzheimer’s drastically changes vision
  • Creating a dementia friendly home

Once you see how their vision is affected in the first part, you’ll want to do whatever you can to make your house a dementia friendly home.

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distorted vision

I had no idea that Alzheimer’s disease changes how you actually see things. This is one of the things we did not know about when Mama was with us. And one of the things I really wish I had.

If you don’t share anything else with others, please pass along this video to all your friends on facebook or through email. It makes perfect sense out of a lot of odd behaviors and odd things they say, but people have to know it.

Dementia affects many parts of of the body as it progresses. Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand the changes your loved one is going through. In this video, a care-giver explains the visual changes that occur during dementia. Click on the picture below to view the video.

changes in vision

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CREATING AN ALZHEIMER’S FRIENDLY HOME

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It is important that people living with dementia have the best quality of life possible in their homes. Inexpensive and simple changes to a house can make it so much more dementia-friendly. See simple changes that create a more dementia-friendly environment, enhancing emotional well-being and independence.

This video has good ideas from the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Amazon carries most of the items you’ll see in the video. Click on the picture below to view the video.

dementia friendly home

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Please come back next time when I’ll share another important aspect of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. If you want to get an email whenever I post a blog (I write about other things, not just Alzheimer’s) find the “FOLLOW” box which is usually to the right hand side somewhere, enter your email and respond when the confirmation email is sent to you.

If you are in need of prayer for yourself, in your role as a caregiver, or if you have any specific questions please send me a comment with whatever information you want to share or ask about. I’ll say again that I’m not an expert but I probably experienced with my mom a lot of things you’re going through and will try my best to help. If I don’t know the answer I will tell you I don’t know. I’ll never judge, I’ve been judged enough to last a life time and would never do that to someone else. My email address is rosalyn@selu.edu if that is an easier way to communicate.

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

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